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ARTstor is Now Available

Date Posted: October 23, 2012

ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. The ARTstor Digital Library is used by educators, scholars, and students at a variety of institutions including universities, colleges, museums, public libraries, and K-12 schools. The Digital Library serves users both within the arts and in disciplines outside of the arts. This includes historians of art and architecture and others engaged in the visual arts, as well as individuals in fields as diverse as American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Literary Studies, Medieval Studies, Music, Religious Studies, and Renaissance Studies, all of whom find the images in ARTstor to be relevant to their teaching and research.

In ARTstor you can:

Any La Salle University faculty member or Art Museum employee who wants Instructor privileges should email Eithne Bearden ( for the code and password.

Check out ARTstor’s video instructions  –

Please Note: ignore the Legacy videos, they are for the earlier version of ARTstor

For more information, click here.

Alexander Street Press’ Theater in Video database

Date Posted: October 23, 2012

Theatre in Video contains more than 250 of the world’s most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries, online in streaming video—more than 500 hours in all. These definitive performances, by leading actors and directors, have been licensed from a wide range of copyright holders, and are now delivered to you in a revolutionary new format. The database allows 3 concurrent users to access and watch content via the internet. Integrated tools enable students, instructors, and researchers to bookmark specific scenes, monologues, and staging examples and then include those online links in their papers and course reserves.

Theatre in Video covers a wide range of 20th century theatre history, from live television broadcasts of New York productions in the 50s, to contemporary revivals of classic works, to experimental performances from the 60s and 70s. These are the actual original productions, captured and recorded while performed for a live theatre audience. Highlights of the collection include many BBC productions of Shakespeare’s works, and rare, in-depth footage focusing on the work of Samuel Beckett. Notable productions include Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller (1973), The Iceman Cometh, by Eugene O’Neill (1960); Awake and Sing!, by Clifford Odets (1972); Master Builder, by Henrik Ibsen (1960); Six Characters in Search of an Author, by Luigi Pirandello (1976); and many others.

For more information, click here.

Cambridge Companions Online Now Available

Date Posted: October 23, 2012

Taken from the renowned Cambridge Companions series of authoritative guides, written by leading experts in the field and used by students, scholars and non-specialists for twenty years.
Covers literature, philosophy, religion, classics and cultural studies, ensuring a complete reference for all those working in the humanities.
Currently includes more than 220 titles, from Shakespeare to Hegel, Coleridge to Reformation Theology, Greek & Roman Philosophy to Virgil.

Offering 2,000 essays, fully searchable by author, title, topic or theme.
Save searches, bookmark your favourite essays and create student-friendly reading lists.

PDF format for easy downloading, printing and saving (including PDF hit highlighting).

Search by Boolean, proximity, stemming or using the full text.
Updated continuously with new essays and bibliographies, taken from the book series as soon as they become available.

Supported by reference features including:
Chronologies, helping students to place events in their historical and cultural context.
Extensive bibliographies, assisting complete essay referencing.
Guides to further reading, enabling students to explore key ideas in greater depth.

Please note that all the separate titles in this collection will also be in the library’s catalog.

For more information, click here.

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