ArtsEdge: Run by the Kennedy Center, this site has multimedia resources and explores art, music and dance.

Performing Arts Encyclopedia: Put together by the Library of Congress, this online encyclopedia covers music, theater and dance and has links to other useful Library of Congress sites such as their historical recording collection.

Visual Art

Art History Resources: Organized by a professor at Sweet Briar College, this site collects together links to sits covering a huge range of art history, a place to begin if you're researching an area or era of art that is new to you. One of the strongest parts of this site is how each link is cited to its original source.

Detroit Institute of Art:  The website of the DIA, which is full of information about the collection and art in the region.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A highlight of this site is the timeline of art history, but the depth of the collection and research gives a great deal of information to look at.

MOMA's Red Studio: Created in collaboration with high school students, this site looks into what is art and what happens in a museum. The main MOMA site is full of resources on modern art.

Pop Photo: A magazine and resource for photography with information about cameras, tips and all sorts of advice.

WorldImages Database: Containing over 100,000 images and run by the California State University, this is a wonderful resource if you're looking for an image for a project as it will give you detailed information about the image and how to use it.

Voice of the Shuttle: Created by the University of California, this site lists links about art history and provides a useful breakdown of art journals and university departments. A place to get a sense of what the academic landscape of art looks like.

Performing Arts

IMDB and INDB: The Internet Movie database and the Internet Broadway database, want to know who was in what show, what they've done before and what they're working on, check here first.

Learn Improv: A site full of warm-ups, exercises and information about learning and doing improvisation, good site for any actor.

Monologue Database: A collection of monologues from contemporary and period plays. Be sure to read the FAQs as the playwrights allow the use of monologues under specific terms and presents good advice on searching the database.

Playbill: The website of the magazine of Broadway that's full of up to date information about actors, performances and with lots of media resources.

Simply Scripts: Database of film, TV and theatrical scripts that is searchable and many of them are downloadable.


Downbeat Magazine: Leading Jazz magazine, current issue is in the periodicals section.

Free Music Archive: A collection of mp3s that are available for download by their artists. A great resource if you're looking for music to use in a film project.

Just Sheet Music: Here you can find sheet music from other databases around the web containing free and paid sheet music.

Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music: Searchable archive of popular American music from 1780 to 1980, organized by Johns Hopkins University.

Smithsonian Jazz: Historical and contemporary resources about jazz.

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