The Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media, located on the 7th floor of Bobst Library, is one of the world’s largest academic media centers, has over 100 audio and video viewing carrels and 3 media-enhanced classrooms; students and researchers use more than 100,000 audio and video recordings per year. Check Bobcat for videos by entering keywords related to your topic. In Bobcat restrict to video by choosing VIDEO from the list of on the left side of the page, to find other videos.
Search for books, journals, videos, etc. in our local libraries and special collections.
Oxford Art Online allows searching across both the Benezit Dictionary of Artists and Grove Art Online. The Benezit Dictionary of Artists is a standard reference collection of artists' biographies. It is international in scope, and covers all periods and styles. In addition to biographies, many entries include bibliographies, auction sales data, and images of signatures, monograms, or other marks of identification. Grove Art Online is composed of signed, scholarly encyclopedia entries on all aspects of global art, design and architecture. Individual articles are updated periodically, and new articles reflecting contemporary developments in the arts are added on a regular basis.
GloPAD is a multimedia, multilingual, Web-accessible database containing digital images, texts, video clips, sound recordings, and complex media objects (such as 3-D images) related to the performing arts from around the world.
ARTstor is a repository of images of art, architecture, and design. The images are sourced from museums, libraries, archives, and photographers. ARTstor includes a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and teaching. ARTstor is supplemented by additional content, including publicly available image collections and locally-produced NYU collections.
***Announcement: On August 1, 2024, Artstor will merge with JSTOR. Moving forward, JSTOR will serve as a search platform for the images that were once hosted on Artstor along with the usual JSTOR content. Contact Giana Ricci, Librarian for the Fine Arts, email@example.com with questions.***
In order to download images, users must create an ARTstor account. Faculty members may request privileges that allow the creation of image groups, personal collections, and more.
Streaming Video Resources
Photograph of Leo Tolstoy and Anton Chekhov in Yalta.
The Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library, a collaboration between New York University Libraries and NYU's Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, provides a venue for documenting the expression of social and political life through performance in the many cultures and political landscapes of the Americas.
The BBC Shakespeare Plays collection captures the television adaptions of Shakespeare's plays that were a defining moment in British television history. Filmed between 1978 and 1985, the full-length productions are traditional interpretations of the plays set in either Shakespeare's own time (1564 to 1616) or in the historical period of the events depicted (such as ancient Rome for Julius Caesar, or c1400 for Richard II etc).
contain 250 dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the form.
Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. This release now provides 924 titles, equaling approximately 738 hours.
The collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more. Includes 292 videos totaling roughly 192 hours.
Movietone News is a newsreel that ran from 1928 to 1963 in the United States. Under the name British Movietone News, it also ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1979, then in Australia until 1970, and Germany as Fox Tönende Wochenschau.