Dance Education DELRdi now on Trial

DELRdi, from the National Dance Education Organization, provides indexing of dance education literature and research from 1926 to the present including abstracts of theses, dissertations, journal articles, conference proceedings, etc. from 200+ different publications, more than 150 university dance programs, organizations and individuals. You can search by author, title, keyword and limit by document type, institution, date and more.

The trial goes through October 24th, 2014. Subscription price is $850. Please give us your feedback.(UMass NetID login required for UMass App)

Routledge Performance Archive is Live

The Libraries have a new subscription to Routledge Performance Archive, a database of streaming audio and visual theater performances with critical commentary. You can browse content through A-Z lists of practitioners, subjects (including Actor & Actor Training, Comedy, Form & Genre, Political Theater & Performance, etc.) and commentaries. You can also search by keyword.

Please contact us if you have questions.

New E-Book Collections from Project Muse

The Libraries have purchased two Project Muse e-book collections:

  • Film, Theater and Performing Arts – 120 titles published in 2012,
  • Political Science and Policy Studies – 231 titles published in 2012.

Multiple people can use each e-book simultaneously.  You can search the contents of the book, and front matter and book chapters are available as PDF files.

If you have questions about using these e-books, ask a reference librarian.

New E-Journals Added

The Libraries have activated the following new e-journal subscriptions. You may find them in the UMass Amherst library catalog or the E-Journal List:

  • Asian Cinema 2012 –
  • British journal of nursing: BJN 1995 –
  • Global society: journal of interdisciplinary international relations 1996 –
  • Journal of African diaspora archaeology and heritage 2012 –
  • Journal of island and coastal archaeology 2006 –
  • Mathematical thinking and learning 1999 –
  • Parallax 1995 –
  • Performance research 2006 –
  • Preternature 2012 –
  • Studies in Eastern European cinema 2012 –
  • The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy 1979 –
  • Water international 1997 –

Trial for the Paley Center Seminars

The Paley Center Seminars is a video collection of interviews with people in the television industry about the processes of television production, the impact of media on contemporary society, and more. Full transcriptions and detailed indexing allow searching for topics, titles or speakers.

The trial continues through November 30th, 2010. Contact Jim Kelly, Film Studies Liaison Librarian, at 413-545-3981 with questions or comments.

Theater and Drama Database Trials

The Libraries have 5 new Alexander Street Press databases on trial through November 14th, 2010:

Contact Jim Kelly, Humanities Bibliographer, at 413-545-3981 with questions or comments.

Naxos Video Library – New Subscription

The Libraries have purchased a subscription to Naxos Video Library for 5 simultaneous users. This database provides streaming video of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. It requires that your computer runs Adobe Flash 10.

Contact Music Reference Librarian Pam Juengling, 413-545-1858, with questions or comments.

New Video Libraries: Dance in Video and Opera in Video

We have added web-based video collections from Alexander Street Press. Dance in Video has dance performances as well as documentaries about dance produced since the 1950’s.  Opera in Video offers opera stage productions, interviews and documentaries. You can browse or search for content by genre, material type, ensembles, roles, venues and more. Ready-made playlists are available, or you can create your own.

Contact Music Reference Librarian Pam Juengling, 413-545-1858, with questions or comments.