Creative and performing arts

Use this guide to start your research on topics in the areas of creative and performing arts.

Drama

Databases are a good place to start searching for current research and online journal articles. See Additional databases for reference, image and video databases such as Drama Online, Theatre in Video, Kanopy and EduTV to see programs about drama and recorded performances.

Database searching allows you to find articles from many journals, but you can also search within a specific journal. This will limit your results, but can be useful if your topic corresponds to the journal's focus. To search more widely, choose a database from this box or see Additional databases.

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Media production

Databases are a good place to start searching for current research and online journal articles. See Additional databases for news and reference sources, images and videos.

Database searching allows you to find articles from many journals, but you can also search within a specific journal. This will limit your results, but can be useful if your topic corresponds to the journal's focus. To search more widely, choose a database from this box or see Additional databases.

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Music

Databases are a good place to start searching for current research and online journal articles. See Additional databases for general reference sources, images and videos featuring quality music programs, documentaries and films.

Websites

Database searching allows you to find articles from many journals, but you can also search within a specific journal. This will limit your results, but can be useful if your topic corresponds to the journal's focus. To search more widely, choose a database from this box or see Additional databases.

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Visual arts

Databases are a good place to start searching for current research and online journal articles. See Additional databases for general reference sources, images and videos featuring quality programs, documentaries and films about the visual arts and artists.

Database searching allows you to find articles from many journals, but you can also search within a specific journal. This will limit your results, but can be useful if your topic corresponds to the journal's focus. To search more widely, choose a database from this box or see Additional databases.

Australian art journals

International art journals

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Additional creative and performing arts databases

Dictionaries and encyclopaediae are handy for gathering background information when you start researching a topic. They can help you clarify topics and identify related concepts and terms which you can use to develop a search strategy.

Video databases are a good source for quality programs, documentaries and films about Design, Film Studies, Music, the Performing Arts and Visual Arts.

Video Databases

You can find images rights-cleared for education purposes to illustrate assessments and presentations in image databases.

Image Databases

Consult media sources to keep up to date with news, reviews, interviews and feature articles related to exhibitions, performances and the creative arts.

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Last reviewed: 9 May 2019