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Cinema Treasures
A website devoted to movie theater preservation and awareness. Includes information on hundreds of theaters in Washington and other states. Searchable by architect, location, style, number of seats, etc.



Arts General



Art Full-text & Art Retrospective
Two databases that provide art-related articles from hundreds of periodicals published throughout the world, from 1929-current. Full-text available from 1984 -current.

Search for artists whose works are included in museum sites, image archives and other online resources.

Artlex Art Dictionary
Definitions for more than 3,600 terms used in discussing art.

Oxford Reference Online Premium
Search language and subject dictionaries and reference books from Oxford University Press, including the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and thesauruses.






American Society of Appraisers
Find a local appraisal expert for antiques, gems, jewelry and decorative arts.

International Society of Appraisers

Search for local, national and international appraisers.

Kovel's Online Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide
Articles, maker's marks and values for mass-produced items.






Fashion Net
Covers the latest information on designers, books, labels, blogs, agencies, magazines and schools.

The Costume Page: Costuming Resources Online
Links to sites featuring the study and history of costume.






Based on the Book
A database of selected books that have been made into movies.

Film Literature Index
700,000 citations to articles, film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001.

hoopla video and music

Stream movies, television and music albums to your mobile device or computer.

Internet Movie Database

Features plot summaries, reviews, cast lists and movie theater schedules.

Northwest Production Index
Media Inc.'s listings of production companies, support services, animation resources, equipment rentals and more.



Local Arts



4Culture, officially named the Cultural Development Authority of King County, is the County's cultural services agency for arts, heritage, preservation and public art.

Art Guide Northwest
A comprehensive guide to Pacific Northwest art, linking to galleries, museums, antiques, artists and cultural events.

Artist Trust
A not-for-profit organization supporting Washington State artists working in all creative disciplines.

Arts Crush

A comprehensive calendar of Seattle arts events including theater, dance, film, and visual arts.

City of Seattle Arts & Recreation: Other Arts and Cultural Organizations
Links to local arts organizations.

Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
Supports the development of individual artists, arts education, public art and community arts.






A large, informative site covering multiple styles of music (rap, rock, classical, country, etc.).

Freegal Music

MP3 music files for download. Millions of songs in hundreds of genres. Download up to 5 songs per week.

hoopla video and music

Stream movies, television and music albums to your mobile device or computer.

Music Index
A subject-author guide to music periodical literature.

Public Domain Music
A reference site that assists in the identification of music and songs in the public domain.

Song meanings and song information, including recordings, chart positions, trivia and lyrics.



Photographs & Images



American Memory
Audio and sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. From the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions.



Television & Radio



hoopla video and music

Stream movies, television and music albums to your mobile device or computer.

Links to radio station Web pages and audio stream in the U.S. and around the world.

Seattle Channel
A service of the City of Seattle. An award winning TV station that presents programs on cable TV and the Internet. Programming includes series and special features highlighting the diverse civic and cultural landscape of Seattle.






Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
A catalog of acting editions of scripts. Plays can be searched for by title, author, subject, number of cast members, length of play, and other search options.

Internet Broadway Database

A source for finding the original production information for theater openings from the beginning of the New York Theater to the present. Provides a listing of cast members, credits and statistics.

Northwest Theatre Links
University of Washington site focusing on workshops, conferences, organizations, theaters and other resources in the Northwest.

Play Index
Find citations to 31,000 plays published individually or in collections from 1949 to the present.

News, feature and performance listings for Broadway, Off-Broadway, London and Regional Theatre.

This catalog allows you to search by length of a play, for monologues, by gender, time period, age of characters, and more.


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