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Listed here are major databases and electronic resources that are most pertinent to the disciplines in CoTA.
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Research in the Arts

When doing research in the arts, the resources you will be using will be varied and ecclectic.  Keep an open mind about what and where you will need to look to find information. 

The USF Library provides print and non-print materials.  You can identify what the USF Library has by searching the USF Libraries Catalog.  Electronic resources include databases with access to journals, newspapers, reference materials, images, videos, and audio.

Listed below are a few examples of the types of materials you could be searching for when searching electronic resources in the arts:

If you are looking for information about a particular choreographer, one of the sources you can search is the Dance in Video database in which you will be able to view a clip of a dance and listen to an analysis of the choreography by an expert in the field.

Do you need to locate information about a play?  Be sure to check newspapers for reviews of the play and articles about both the play and the playwright in  journal articles. 

Do you need to locate images of a particular artist or movement?  Check ARTstor and Grove Art Online for images.

Are you looking for music of a particular genre for a project?  Check the database Music Online to obtain audio by composer, genre, isntruments, time period, and more.

      
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