Database Trials

Library database trials provide temporary access to new resources so that the Brandeis community can try out a resource and evaluate its content, functionality, and value. These trials are time sensitive, lasting on average up to 30 days. We encourage the Brandeis community to utilize these trials and provide feedback.

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Qwest TV EDU

With more than 1,000 video offerings, Qwest TV (co-founded by Quincy Jones) is bringing some of the most powerful performances in jazz, soul, funk, classical, and global music to students and educators. As part of its Qwest TV EDU initiative, the streaming service will provide carefully curated, culturally significant musical performances to educational institutions free for one year. All videos are available in HD or 4K.

Trial ends: September 30, 2021

Please let us know your feedback on this resource by filling out this trial evaluation form. (Note: Login to your Brandeis account before clicking on the link.)

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We are trialing the following Drama Online collections:

Drama Online: Core Collection

Extensive collection of English and international plays in translation; also includes images from both the Victoria and Albert Museum and the American Shakespeare Center.

Drama Online: Nick Horn Books

Collection of playtexts by leading playwrights of Britain and Ireland, including Jez Butterworth, Caryl Churchill, and Terence Rattigan; also includes English translations of noted international plays.

Drama Online: The Classic Spring Oscar Wilde Collection

Streaming video of four Wilde plays: Lady Windermere's Fan, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, and A Woman of No Importance, performed live in London's West End.

Drama Online: Critical Studies and Performance Practice

Books from Methuen Drama and The Arden Shakespeare offer critical, contextual and pedagogic content on theater, performance and Shakespeare studies; collection also includes training videos for actors.

Drama Online: Oberon Books

Collection of play texts, ranging from works by contemporary British and international playwrights to classics by J.B. Priestley and Caryl Phillips.

Drama Online: Stage on Screen

Streaming video of four classic plays filmed in front of a live London audience: Doctor Faustus (Christopher Marlowe), The Duchess of Malfi (John Webster), The School for Scandal (Richard Sheridan), and Volpone (Ben Jonson). Includes interviews with directors, designers, and members of the cast and crew, along with set and costume design images.

Trials end: March 10, 2021

Please let us know your feedback on these resources by filling out this trial evaluation form. (Note: Login to your Brandeis account before clicking on the link.)

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