Databases by Alexander Street Press

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Alexander Street Press Collections

 

Search all multidisciplinary Alexander Street Press databases in one interface. Subject areas range from Music & Performing Arts to Psychology & Counselling, History, Health Sciences and Science & Engineering. Includes access to Alexander Street Press streaming video collections.

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American Film Scripts Online (AFSO)

 

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 Also includes 500+ original images of previously unpublished screenplays.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

 

Content: Film scripts

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Asian American Drama

 

Access plays, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, and productions relating to Asian American Drama.

 

Content: Plays, playbills, photographs, ephemera

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Black Drama - 1850 to Present

 

Access the full text of 1,200 plays by more than 200 playwrights from North America, Africa and the Caribbean.

 

Content: Plays, playbills, stills, photographs, ephemera

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

 

Access non-fiction published works of leaders within the black community. Useful for research in black studies, political science, American history, music, literature and art.

 

Content: Monographs, essays, articles, speeches, interviews

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

 

Access a collection, spanning 400+ years, of personal writings of women from Great Britain and Ireland. Also contains biographies.

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Classical Music Library

 

Access recordings of music from medieval to contemporary times, choral works, symphonies, operas, and the avant-garde. Also included is a reference database for relevant information on the musical pieces.

 

Content: Music recordings, reference resources

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Counseling and Therapy in Video

 

Access videos covering counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.

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Early Encounters in North America

 

Access primary documents and edited content relating to European contact with North American Peoples. The collection is centered on Canada and the United States with some limited coverage of Mexico.

 

Content: Letters, diaries, memoirs

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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.

 

Content: Plays, fiction, poetry readings, playbills, performance materials, promotional material

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Music Online - Classical Scores Library

 

Access scores of the classical canon. The collection covers all major classical musical genres and time periods from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Includes full, study, piano, and vocal scores.

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North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories

 

Access primary sources from immigrants to North America between 1800 and 1950. Provides perspectives both on North American and on the immigrants’ countries of origin.

 

Content: Letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, oral histories, audio files, images

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North American Indian Thought and Culture

 

Access primary sources documenting the history of Canadian First Peoples, American Indians, and Alaskan Natives. Includes a detailed timeline of Indian events, cross-referenced by region and tribe.

 

Content: Biographies, autobiographies, letters, diaries, oral histories, reference works, speeches, manuscripts, photographs

  • Coverage: Earliest times to present
  • Full-text: Yes
  • Provided by: Alexander Street Press
  • Persistent Links: Instructions for creation

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North American Theatre Online (NATO)

 

Access the full-text of 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 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

 

Access primary sources focused on 1,300+ North American women's experiences from Colonial times to 1950. Includes diaries, correspondence and biographies.

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Nursing Education in Video

 

Access online videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers.

  • 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 English-language oral history collections from around the world. Includes oral history collections, repositories, and narratives.

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Theatre in Video

 

Access streaming videos of plays, documentaries, and interviews covering 20th century theatre history.

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Twentieth Century North American Drama

 

Access full-text plays from North American playwrights. Plays are accompanied by reference material, including images when available.

 

Size: 2,050+ plays

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Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy

 

Access research and best practice methods in the fields of counseling, mental health and psychology. Includes contemporary presentations, lectures, and workshops from counselors, psychologists, and practitioners.

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

 

Search materials covering American women’s social movements from colonial times to the present. Includes the Dictionary of Social Movements.

 

Content: Primary sources, scholarly essays, commentaries, bibliographies, book, film and website reviews, images

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