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International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text

  • Coverage: Current
  • Access: University of Utah
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International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text contains the full text of over 100 serial titles, including Canadian Theatre Review, Dance Chronicle, Dance Teacher, Modern Drama, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Research in Dance Education, Research in Drama Education, Studies in Theatre and Performance, TDR: The Drama Review, Theater, and many more. Also includes the full text of over 50 books & monographs.
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Alexander Street Video

  • Coverage: Varies by Database
  • Access: University of Utah
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  • Maximum Users: Unlimited
This database provides cross-searchable access to all of the video databases that the Marriott Library subscribes to through Alexander Street Press. Content and coverage of this database will change as the databases it contains are updated, removed, or added to. More details about the collections that can be searched through this listing are provided on this database's search page.

Ambrose Video

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Includes BBC Shakespeare Plays.
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Art Full Text

  • Coverage: 1984 - Current
  • Access: UALC
  • Purchased By: UALC
  • Maximum Users: 12 Statewide Users
Art Full Text is a database that features full-text articles, abstracting and indexing of a number of peer-selected publications, podcasts, and page images. The subjects covered by this database include fine, decorative, and commercial art, photography, folk art, film, architecture, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism. The database also indexes a growing selection of Latin American, Canadian, Asian, and non-Western art. The full text is provided for articles from more than 270 periodicals as far back as 1997, along with indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals as far back as 1984 (including 260 peer-reviewed journals), as well as over 18,000 art dissertations, art reproduction records, and more. The database is updated daily and as new information is available.

Artsearch

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NOTE: This database will be canceled March 2020.

NOTE: To access this database, you must create a personal account using Marriott Library’s “coupon code”. We are not allowed to post that information publicly. Please contact greg.hatch@utah.edu to get account registration instructions, and include your uNID in your request.

Search for full-time, part-time, seasonal, year-round, paid and volunteer positions related to theatre and performing arts production, administration, education, and career development.
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Artstor

  • Coverage: Varies
  • Access: University of Utah
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  • Maximum Users: Unlimited
To log into Artstor from off campus, you must first register a (free) account within Artstor while on campus IP address, either on campus or through EZProxy.

Artstor is a digital library of more than one million images and 360° panoramas of art, architecture, cultural objects, maps, ephemera, and more. It provides a set of tools to view, present, and manage images. Artstor collections comprise contributions from museums, libraries, photo archives, scholars, artists and artists' estates, and photographers. There are more than 150 separate collections in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences included in the database.
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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, such as Philip Kan Gotanda, Elizabeth Wong, and Jeannie Barroga.

BBC Shakespeare Plays

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This database provides access to a collection of 37 streaming video recordings of Shakespeare's plays, from the BBC Shakespeare Collection.
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Black Drama

  • Coverage: Current
  • Access: University of Utah
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This database contains over 1300 plays by over 200 playwrights, together with information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays. Over 500 of the plays are published there for the first time. The works from early 20th-century America include writings of the Harlem Renaissance, works performed for the Federal Theatre Project, and plays by dramatists through the 1940s. African and Caribbean drama is represented by a collection of plays from Ghana, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, the West Indies, the United Kingdom, and other parts of the world.
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Dance Online: Dance in Video, Volume I

  • Coverage: Current
  • Access: University of Utah
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Dance in Video features streaming videos of 20th century dance performances and documentaries about choreographers and dance training. Includes dance styles ranging from ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental and improvisational dance. Patrons can create personal playlists to highlight specific performance elements or movements, and link to clips created by others. The database is updated regularly, and currently contains over 300 videos, representing over 275 hours of dance footage.

Dance Online: Dance in Video, Volume II

  • Coverage: 20th Century
  • Access: University of Utah
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Dance in Video, Volume II showcases a new catalogue of dancers and partners including the Joffrey Ballet, John Jasperse Company, and Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, as well as instructional materials, interviews, and documentaries featuring key performers and choreographers. Dance in Video contains dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.
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Dictionary of American Regional English

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The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) focuses on the regional aspects of American English, documenting words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary from one place to another. DARE does not generally treat technical, scientific, or professional words or phrases, or anything that could be considered standard American English, unless it is pronounced differently in different parts of the country.
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Early English Books Online (EEBO)

  • Coverage: 1475 - 1700
  • Access: University of Utah
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Early English Books Online contains over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475 - 1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641 - 1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640 - 1661). The collection primarily features digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473 - 1700, from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.

Encyclopedia of Modernism

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The largest and most comprehensive resource available for all those involved in the study of modernism from students to academics. Interdisciplinary and global content about the Modernist period. The content is fully cross-referenced, allowing for greater discoverability between fields, and covers eight key subject areas: Literature, Architecture, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre, Film, and Intellectual Currents. Researchers can browse by subject, movement, or place in order to discover connections between key topics and fields

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

  • Coverage: 1880-2000
  • Access: University of Utah
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  • Maximum Users: unlimited
An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000. The core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles. Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover in high-resolution color, with granular indexing of all articles, covers, ads and reviews.
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Essay and General Literature Index

  • Coverage: 1985 - Current
  • Access: University of Utah
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This database provides access to over 70,000 essays contained in more than 7,000 anthologies and collections. The database contains over 300 collections which are indexed annually, plus more than 20 selected annuals and serials. Coverage spans the a range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences, including literary works, art history, drama, and film.

Film Platform

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FILM PLATFORM connects academic audiences with leading documentary films from across the world. It is meticulously curated by film experts and leading academics to showcase meaningful documentaries of social, political and cultural importance. The publisher works with an Academic Advisory Board to ensure that each of our films upholds the highest educational standards, and speaks directly to today’s academic topics and concerns. The catalog is continually expanding to include the newest award-winning documentaries and current film festival favorites. Over 90% of the catalog is exclusively available via Film Platform.
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Films on Demand

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  • Access: University of Utah
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This database provides access to a large collection of educational films which can be streamed online. Some of the publishers whose films appear in this database are ABC News, American Experience, TED, BBC Films, Frontline, NOVA, PBS, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Ken Burns, The Open University, and California Newsreel, among others. Films may be viewed individually or used by faculty as instructional material for courses.

Fine Arts & Music Collection

  • Coverage: current
  • Access: UALC
  • Purchased By: UALC
  • Maximum Users: unlimited
The Fine Arts & Music Collection places 10.4 million articles at the fingertips of serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. More than 250 journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) index are available in full text.
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Historical Abstracts

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Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) focusing on the 15th century forward. Topics include world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and others. The collection indexes more than 3,100 academic historical journals in over 40 languages. Coverage dates vary by title.
InfoTrac Fine Arts & Music Collection
- See: Fine Arts & Music Collection
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International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text

  • Coverage: Current
  • Access: University of Utah
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  • Maximum Users: Unlimited
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text contains the full text of over 100 serial titles, including Canadian Theatre Review, Dance Chronicle, Dance Teacher, Modern Drama, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Research in Dance Education, Research in Drama Education, Studies in Theatre and Performance, TDR: The Drama Review, Theater, and many more. Also includes the full text of over 50 books & monographs.

IPA Source

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IPA Source is a library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions, literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. The database has been online since 2003, and currently contains over 6500 texts and more than 1150 arias.

Iter Bibliography

  • Coverage: 400 - 1700
  • Access: University of Utah
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This bibliographic database contains more than 1.1 million citations for secondary source material about the European Middle Ages and Renaissance, 400-1700. Also includes access to Iter Italicum, a finding list of previously uncatalogued or incompletely cataloged Renaissance humanistic manuscripts in libraries and collections around the world.
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages & Reniassance
- See: Iter Bibliography
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JSTOR

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  • Access: UALC
  • Purchased By: UALC
  • Maximum Users: Unlimited
This listing provides full-text access to all content that the library subscribes to through JSTOR, including the Arts & Sciences 1-13 Collections and the Life Sciences Collection. The majority of the database is archival content, and new issues are added to the collection periodically. New content may not appear in JSTOR until months or years after its initial publication date, and update frequencies for journals vary by title and publisher.
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Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama, and Fiction

  • Coverage: Current
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This database contains more than 100,000 pages of poetry, fiction, and drama written in English and Spanish by hundreds of Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and other Latin authors working in the United States. Numerous Chicano folk tales, audio files of selected poems and plays are included. Nearly 800 items (poems, novels, and plays) in the collection have never been published before.
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Literature Resource Center (LRC)

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The Literature Research Center contains biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from many time periods and literary disciplines. Coverage is provided for over 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied authors.

Los Angeles Times Archive

  • Coverage: 1881-1993
  • Access: University of Utah
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  • Maximum Users: unlimited
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, searchable first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Material ConneXion

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  • Access: University of Utah
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  • Maximum Users: Unlimited

Please note that information from this database may only be used for personal and noncommercial purposes. Your use of the database constitutes acceptance of this restriction.

This database provides access to information about more than 7,000 materials and design processes in a variety of fields of design, with information on over 40 new materials added to the library every month.
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Medici.TV

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Medici.tv is an online catalog made up of over 1,200 classical music programs from a variety of artists and composers. The database also partners with orchestras and concert halls around the world in order to broadcast live musical events.
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Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography

  • Coverage: 1926 - Current
  • Access: UALC
  • Purchased By: UALC
  • Maximum Users: Unlimited
Includes the MLA Directory of Periodicals

This database consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. It provides access to records in over 3,000 journals and series, as well as a collection of monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies, and other formats.
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Music Online: Opera in Video

  • Coverage: Varies
  • Access: University of Utah
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Opera in Video contains over 500 hours of opera performances captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent performers, conductors, and opera houses. Videos are compatible with traditional computers and a variety of mobile devices. Faculty and students who create an account (for free) can save and share playlists, save selected clips from any video, and link to clips created by others.

National Theatre Collection

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The National Theatre Collection is a multimedia database made possible by an exclusive collaboration with the U.K.'s National Theatre to offer a range of digital performance resources never previously seen outside of the National Theatre's archive. Exclusive digitized archival materials are presented alongside videos to present a holistic view of the stagecraft involved in supporting world-class productions.
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New York Times Historical Newspaper

  • Coverage: 1851 - 2014
  • Access: University of Utah
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  • Maximum Users: Unlimited
This database provides access to the searchable text of the New York Times. Many parts of the text besides the articles themselves are also searchable, including short items like stock quotes, broadcast schedules, display and classified ads. Articles can be displayed in their page context and one can read through an issue page by page.
NHB Modern Plays
- See: Nick Hern Books Modern Plays

Nick Hern Books Modern Plays

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Nick Hern Books is one of the UK’s leading specialist performing arts publishers, with a vast collection of plays, screenplays and theatre books in their catalogue. They also license most of their plays for amateur performance.

North American Indian Drama

  • Coverage: 1920-2019
  • Access: University of Utah
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  • Maximum Users: unlimited
Description: North American Indian Drama contains 244 plays by 48 playwrights representing the stories and creative energies of American Indian and First Nation playwrights of the twentieth century. More than half of the works are previously unpublished, and hard to find, representing groups such as Cherokee, Métis, Creek, Choctaw, Pembina Chippewa, Ojibway, Lenape, Comanche, Cree, Navajo, Rappahannock, Hawaiian/Samoan, and others. Together, the plays demonstrate Native theater’s diversity of tribal traditions and approaches to drama—melding conventional dramatic form with ancient storytelling and ritual performance elements, experimenting with traditional ideas of time and narrative, or challenging Western dramatic structure.
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On the Boards TV

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OntheBoards.tv provides access to works by the leading voices from the field of contemporary performance.
Opera in Video
- See: Music Online: Opera in Video
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Play Index

  • Coverage: Current
  • Access: University of Utah
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  • Maximum Users: 1
This database provides access to a variety of classic and historical plays, including the plays of Aeschylus and Euripides, Moliere's works, Shakespeare's dramas, works of George Bernard Shaw or Ibsen, and a variety of others that have been reprinted in collections and anthologies. The database also covers the works of contemporary playwrights, including new editions or translations.
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Project MUSE

  • Coverage: Varies by Title
  • Access: UALC
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This database provides access to the full text of over 400 scholarly peer reviewed journals by over 100 publishers in the humanities and social sciences.
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Readers' Guide Retrospective

  • Coverage: 1890 - 1982
  • Access: University of Utah
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  • Maximum Users: Unlimited
This is a general journal index covering periodicals published 1890-1982. All the information from 44 Readers’ Guide annuals and over three million articles from approximately 375 leading magazines (many of which are peer reviewed) are included.

San Francisco Chronicle Archive includes current content

  • Coverage: 1865-current
  • Access: University of Utah
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  • Maximum Users: unlimited
San Francisco Chronicle from 1865 to current content.
Shakespeare Plays
- See: BBC Shakespeare Plays
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Stage on Screen

  • Coverage: Complete
  • Access: University of Utah
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Stage on Screen produces high quality recordings of classic plays for students and theatre enthusiasts. Professionally staged classic plays at London's historic Greenwich Theatre.
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Swank Digital Campus

  • Coverage: Varies
  • Access: University of Utah
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  • Maximum Users: Unlimited

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Swank is a database which provides access to a variety of streaming video titles from multiple studios for teaching purposes. Films are licensed for 12 months and do expire if a faculty member or instructor does not request streaming after the expiration date.
The BBC Shakespeare Plays
- See: Ambrose Video
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Theatre in Video

  • Coverage: Current
  • Access: University of Utah
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  • Maximum Users: Unlimited
Theatre in Video provides access to streaming videos of over 360 performances of the world's plays and film documentaries as well as a collection of filmed interviews with playwrights, actors, and directors, totaling nearly 500 hours of content. Faculty and students who create an account (for free) can save and share playlists, save selected clips from any video, and link to clips created by others.

Times Digital Archive (London Times) 1785-2013

  • Coverage: 1785-2013
  • Access: University of Utah
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  • Maximum Users: unlimited
Digital version of The Times of London archive.

Twentieth Century Drama: Second Edition

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Twentieth Century North American Drama contains 1,905 plays by 419 playwrights, and more than 150 of the plays are published here for the first time, including a number by major authors. This collection offers a unique window into the economic, historical, social, and political psyche of two countries. Scholars and students who use the database will have a new way to study the signal events of the twentieth century—including the Depression, the role of women, the Cold War, and more—through the plays and performances of writers who lived through these decades.

Victorian Popular Culture

  • Coverage: 1800-1929
  • Access: University of Utah
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  • Maximum Users: unlimited
Victorian Popular Culture is a portal comprised of four modules, inviting users into the darkened halls, small backrooms, big tops and travelling venues that hosted everything from spectacular shows and bawdy burlesque, to the world of magic, spiritualist séances, optical entertainments and the first moving pictures.
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Vogue Archive

  • Coverage: 1892 - Current
  • Access: University of Utah
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This database provides access to a complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with indexing for images by garment type, designer and brand names. Subjects covered by the database include Fashion History, Gender Studies, Marketing and Advertising, Photography, Graphic Design, Popular Culture, and more.
Web of Knowledge
- See: Web of Science
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Web of Science

  • Coverage: 1900 - Current
  • Access: University of Utah
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Search the world's leading scholarly journals, books, and proceedings in the science, social sciences, and arts and humanities and navigate the full citation network. Coverage is 1900 - present. Science Citation Index Expanded (1900 - present) Social Sciences Citation Index (1900 - present) Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975 - present) Emerging Sources Citation Index (2015 - present)