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Core Packages to support general education requirements

Gale Core Packages

LIRN has four choices available from Gale Cengage for your library collection, along with optional sets of add-on subject bundles to customize your subscription to your institution’s specific needs.

ProQuest Core Package

LIRN's ProQuest Core Package features resources from ProQuest Central and provides a rich set of resources for your library collection, along with optional sets of add-on subject bundles to customize your subscription to your institution’s specific needs.

Supplimental resources to support this field of study

Alexander Street Drama Package
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Alexander Street Drama brings together thousands of plays from Alexander Street’s six individual full-text drama collections and makes them accessible in a single, specially priced package.

Art & Architecture in Video
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Art and Architecture in Video will grow to over 500 hours of documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and providing the context necessary for critical analysis. The works within this collection offer a dynamic tool to enhance understanding of visual media.

Asian American Drama
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Asian American Drama is an online text collection that brings together more than 250 plays, along with related biographical, production, and theatrical information. The collection begins with the works of Sadakichi Hartmann in the late 19th century and progresses to the writings of contemporary playwrights.

Asian Film Online Series
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Asian Film Online is a comprehensive repository of documentaries, feature films and shorts that provides a first-hand perspective into contemporary Asian issues through the voices of Asian filmmakers and content producers.

Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection
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Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection delivers, for the first time online, hundreds of important dramatic works in streaming audio from the curated archive of the nation’s premiere radio theatre company. The plays are performed by leading actors from around the world and recorded specifically for online listening.

Black Drama Second Edition
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Black Drama, now in its expanded second edition, contains the full text of more than 1,200 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.

The BroadwayHD Collection
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This exclusive collection, available worldwide for educational streaming only from Alexander Street, includes streaming access to 25 premium performances of plays and musicals from the New York theatre scene.

The Criterion Collection
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The Criterion Collection, an imprint of Janus Films, ranks among the world’s most influential cinematic distributors. Their films — widely respected for both their scholarly and entertainment value — are ubiquitous for the study of cinema, history, and culture at large.

Dance Online: Dance in Video
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Dance Online: Dance in Video allows students and scholars of dance to witness the masters at work by providing 900 hours of video content covering the full scope of 20th and 21st century dance. The collection includes performances, documentaries, interviews, and instructional videos from the most influential performers and companies.

Fashion Studes Online: The Videofashion Library
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To truly study the essence of this ever-evolving art form and its role in contemporary culture, it’s vital to understand where fashion has been. While photography stills and books can paint a broad picture of this history, no resource can replace the experience of viewing fashion’s most iconic garments and designers in action.

Film Scripts Online Series
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The Film Scripts Online Series makes available, for the first time, accurate and authorized versions of copyrighted screenplays. Now film scholars can compare the writer’s vision with the producer’s and director’s interpretations from page to screen.

Filmmakers Library Online: Second Edition
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Filmakers Library is a well-known and highly respected distributor of issues-based documentaries. The titles in the Filmakers Library Online: Second Edition collection cross nearly all academic disciplines and educate students and researchers on critical and thought-provoking issues, figures, and cultures.

Music & Dance Online
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Music and Dance Online features works from thousands of respected partners, covers hundreds of genres from alternative rock to zydeco and from alternative dance to operatic arias, and encompasses a wide range of content formats.

New World Cinema: Major Independent Features & Shorts, 1990-Present
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New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990–Present, an online streaming video collection, delivers approximately 250 full-length feature films from leading independent distributors such as Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Film Movement, and the Global Films Initiative, along with some fifty award-winning shorts.

North American Indian Drama
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North American Indian Drama brings together 250+ full-text plays representing the stories and creative energies of American Indian and First Nation playwrights of the twentieth century. Together, the plays demonstrate Native theater’s diversity of tribal traditions and approaches to drama.

North American Theatre Drama
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North American Theatre Online is the largest reference initiative ever undertaken in this subject area, a major reference tool containing tens of thousands of pages of key, in-copyright reference works available electronically for the first time.

North American Women's Drama
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Whether in awards, production, or publication, plays by women have rarely received the attention they deserve. Of the more than 80 Pulitzer prizes for drama awarded since the inception of the prize in 1901, only eight have gone to women. From 1958 to 1981, not one woman received this prize.

Theatre in Video Series
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A live performance is gone when the curtain falls. And yet the collaborative elements of theatre in performance—the work of the actors, directors, and designers—have tremendous scholarly and educational value long after a production closes. Now these landmark events can become a permanent part of the curriculum.

Twentieth Century North American Drama
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Twentieth Century North American Drama contains 2,050+ plays from the United States and Canada. In addition to providing a comprehensive full-text resource for students in the performing arts, the collection offers a unique window into the economic, historical, social, and political psyche of two countries.

Art History Essentials Collection (addon to CORS)

Themes: Famous Artists, Artist Biographies, Art Techniques, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Museum Studies, Design, Humanities, Art Conservation, Color Theory, Aesthetics, Ancient Art, Asian Art, American Art, European Art

Digitalia Hispanica

The most complete database of ebooks and journals in the Spanish language. More than 18,000 electronic documents makes this an important resource for the Hispanic community.

Fine Arts and Music Collection

Periodical database for serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

Archival Films & Newsreels

Throughout modern history, cameras have recorded public events, wars, cultural phenomena, and government programs. This collection is a treasure trove of archival and historical films from multiple sources.

Art & Architecture

This vibrant selection of documentaries, interviews, biographies, and how-to videos spans the visual arts—from sculpture, painting, and photography to history, theory, criticism, and appreciation—with enough range to suit the needs of both basic and advanced courses.

Music & Dance

With equal emphasis on recordings of live performances and documentaries, this collection spans both time and space to cover a wide variety of music and dance from around the world and throughout history. Opera, jazz, and classical. Ballet, modern, and step dancing. It’s all here.

World Cinema

The collection shines a light on the history of cinema while also providing a glimpse into the cultures and issues of countries around the world, making it useful beyond film studies departments by bringing value to programs in area studies, political science, history, world languages, and more.

Arts & Humanities Database

Arts & Humanities Database complements the ProQuest Arts and Humanities portfolio, providing online access to 400 contemporary specialist arts titles combined with journals from related fields including ethnic studies, women’s studies, sociology, cultural studies, and more.

Ebook Central: Academic Complete

With over 134,000 scholarly titles, 1000s of RCL titles, and over 600 titles on the CHOICE Ourstanding Academic Title list, Academic Complete provides students with an instant, multidisciplinary library of eBooks from authoritative publishers.

Statista

Statista is a valuable resource for statistical information, forecasts, market trends, industry reports and infographics. allowing students to easily and quickly find data for term papers, presentations, and dissertations or theses.

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