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Fine Arts (Gale OneFile)
With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provides resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
Open Music Library
A compilation of free and open access publications including scores, peer reviewed articles, biographical details and more on music and composers.
Contains full text, citations, and indexing for over 500 English-language periodicals covering literature and language, history, philosophy, archaeology, classical studies, folklore, gender studies, performing arts, history, religion and theology.
Covers physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and more.
Academic Search Complete
Covers most fields. Contains full-text periodicals, peer-reviewed journals, and abstracts.
Contains back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Over 700 titles available.
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