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International Index to the Performing Arts

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)
ProQuest Chadwyck-Healey
ProQuest Chadwyck-Healey
1864 to present
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The IIPA provides indexing and abstracts from over 220 scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals, in addition to biographical profiles, conference papers, obituaries, interviews, discographies, reviews and events.
IIPA Full Text covers the arts and entertainment industry, including dance, film, television, drama, theatre, stagecraft, musical theatre, broadcast arts, circus performance, comedy, storytelling, opera, pantomime, pupperty, magic, and more. It is a particularly good source for reviews of all kinds- book, dance, exhibit, film, journal, literature, music, opera, performance, product, radio, recording, television, and theater.
This version of IIPA provides many new features, beyond full text from 1998 forward from 50 titles. Tables of Contents from many journals are now available, as well as photographs, charts, figures, and other graphics. IIPA covers nearly all aspects of performing arts, from scholarly studies to snapshots of popular culture. See the Title List for periodicals included. Most IIPA records in the current coverage (1998 forward) contain an abstract.
The database currently includes over 200,000 article records, the majority of which index the most recent six years of publication. Around 90,000 index records in are from the backfile (up to 1997) and much of this coverage commences at the first issue of the journal run.

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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Dance
  • Arts Administration
  • Film Studies
  • Music
  • Theatre and Drama
  • Communication and Culture
  • English and American Language and Literature
  • Public Health

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Performing arts--Indexes--Databases.