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Academic Search Complete 
Full text for 1800 publications as well as images, for nearly every academic field of study

Art Full Text 
A comprehensive resource for art information featuring full-text articles from more than 300 periodicals

Arts & Humanities Citation Index
Indexes 1200 of the world's leading Arts and Humanities journals

Drama Online
Introduces new writers alongside the most iconic names in playwriting history, providing contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides.

International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text
The database contains over 600,000 records, with complete runs of over ten important titles

International Index to Performing Arts Full Text
Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 260 international periodicals

JSTOR Arts and Sciences 
An archive of journals with 125 titles covering a range of subjects.

Nick Hern Books 
A vast collection of plays, screenplays and theatre books

Web of Science
A multidisciplinary index containing access to the Science Citation Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.





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