Databases by Alexander Street Press

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Alexander Street Press Collections

 

Searching interface which enables users to cross-search all Alexander Street Press databases in one interface. This search interface includes the following databases:
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume I
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume II
  • Music Online: Classical Music Library
  • Music Online: Classical Scores Library: Volume I
  • Nursing Education in Video
  • The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy
  • Theatre in Video

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Alexander Street Video

 

Alexander Street Press video collections can be cross-searched using this interface. Streaming video collections available include:
  • Nursing Education in Video
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video
  • Theatre in Video
  • Coverage: Varies
  • Full-text: Streaming video
  • Abstracts: No
  • Provided by: Alexander Street Press
  • Persistent Links: Instructions for creation

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American Film Scripts Online (AFSO)

 

Search more than 1,000 scripts by title, genre, writer, scene, character, producer, director, and more. Also includes more than 500 original images of previously unpublished screenplays. Primary focus of the database is the written work, rather than the film itself.

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Asian American Drama

 

Search this collection of more than 250 plays along with related biographical, production, theatrical information, and resources such as playbills, production photographs and other ephemera. Approximately 50% of the plays are unpublished. Relevant to those studying literature, drama, Asian American studies, historical events and sociological issues.

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Black Drama - 1850 to Present

 

Access the full text of 1,200 plays, many of which are rare, never published or out-of-print, by more than 200 playwrights from North America, Africa and the Caribbean. Also access information about the authors, performers, productions, companies and theaters. Contains playbills, stills, photographs, and other ephemera.

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Black Thought and Culture: African Americans from Colonial Times to the Present

 

Covers the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans as well as essays, journal articles, speeches, pamphlets, letters and interviews. Includes information never published before. Useful for research in black studies, political science, American history, music, literature and art.

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British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries: 1500 to 1950

 

A collection, spanning more than 400 years, of personal writings of women from Great Britain and Ireland. These letters and diaries of more than 500 women will support research in history, sociology, literature, and genealogy.

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Classical Music Library

 

Includes recordings of music from medieval to contemporary times, choral works, symphonies, operas, and the avant-garde with a particular focus on contemporary music and women composers. Users can browse, search, and listen to more than 50,000 tracks over the Internet, while simultaneously searching the reference database for relevant information on the musical pieces.

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Classical Scores Library

 

Contains 400,000 pages of classical music scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished material, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 15,000 musical scores spanning time periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century. It contains full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and piano reductions. A Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) initiative

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Counseling and Therapy in Video

 

Counseling and Therapy in Video provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. The collection's wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways never before possible.

Includes:

Counseling and Therapy in Video, Volume I
Counseling and Therapy in Video, Volume II
This current release includes 609 videos totalling 648 hours

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Early Encounters in North America

 

Includes almost 1,500 authors' letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters with North American Peoples. The collection is centered on Canada and the United States with some limited coverage of Mexico.

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Latino Literature : Poetry, Drama and Fiction

 

Access poetry, drama and fiction written by Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican and other Latin writers working in the United States. Also includes playbills, performance materials, poetry readings and book presentations flyers, book covers and pictures. Roughly 30% of the database is made up of previously unpublished or rare materials from various sources.
  • Coverage: 19th century to present
  • Full-text: Yes
  • Provided by: Alexander Street Press
  • Persistent Links: Instructions for creation

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North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories

 

Access personal narratives including letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories of more than 2,100 people who immigrated to North America between 1800 and 1950. Provides perspectives both on North America and on the immigrants' countries of origin. Provides research support in history, sociology, ethnic and diversity studies, women's studies, labor studies and literature. Collection also includes some audio files (voices of immigrants) and scrapbook images.

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North American Indian Thought and Culture

 

This collection documents the history of American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Canadian First Peoples by describing their experiences from their perspective, using biographies, autobiographies, letters, diaries, oral histories, reference works, speeches, manuscripts, and photographs. Also included is a detailed timeline of Indian events, cross-referenced by region and tribe.

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North American Theatre Online (NATO)

 

Access the full-text of major reference materials for plays, theatrical people, theatres, productions and production companies in Canada and the United States. Also includes some images, playbills, postcards, scrapbooks and other resources.

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North American Women's Drama

 

Access the full-text of more than 1,500 plays (many unpublished) by North American women playwrights, with information on the playwrights, related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Supports research in history of feminism and women's studies.

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North American Women's Letters and Diaries : Colonial to 1950

 

A full-text collection of over 1,300 North American women's diaries and correspondence from Colonial times to 1950. Supports research in history, sociology, literature, genealogy, etc.

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Nursing Education in Video

 

Nursing Education in Video is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.
  • Coverage: Varies
  • Full-text: Streaming video
  • Abstracts: No
  • Provided by: Alexander Street Press
  • Persistent Links: Instructions for creation

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Oral History Online

 

Indexes more than 2,700 English-language oral history collections from around the world as well as free oral history information on the Web. Search oral history collections, repositories, and narratives, as well as links to full text, audio, and video where available.

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Theatre in Video

 

Contains more than 250 plays and more than 100 film documentaries available online in streaming video. The collection includes interviews with directors, designers, writers, and actors that span a wide range of periods and nationalities. Users can browse by genre, production, documentaries, people, time period and theaters. A Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) initiative

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Twentieth Century North American Drama

 

Access the full-text of more than 1,500 plays, with associated images, production company details, theatre information, posters, playbills, production ephemera, biographical details, and more. Many of the plays are previously unpublished, rare, hard-to-find, or out-of-print.

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Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy

 

The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy is a streaming video collection of the latest in research and best practice methods in the fields of counseling, mental health, and psychology. The collection features presentations from world-renowned researchers and clinicians, such as Donald Meichenbaum, John Gottman, Marsha Linehan, Deepak Chopra, and Salvador Minuchin. Much like traditional, text-based academic journals, The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy will provide the most up-to-date content in counseling and psychology. Database users may create their own custom playlists and video clips.

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Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 (WASM)

 

Documents American women's social movements from colonial times to the present. Includes full-text access to primary documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, bibliographies, book, film and website reviews, the Dictionary of Social Movements, images, links to related Web sites and more. Some audio files are also available.

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