Art, Literature, and Humanities

All Music Guide: database of popular recorded music

Amazon.com: bills itself as “Earth’s Biggest Bookstore” – and it probably is; good source for just about anything you need about the current book scene

Arts & Letters Daily – ideas, criticism, debate: culls the best from the Web six days per week; a must for the arts and humanities lover

Arts Resources (World Wide): largest gateway to arts on the net

Bartleby.com: literature, reference and verse; free ebook downloads

BookSpot: gateway to site for readers; links to book reviews, reading lists, book stores, authors & publishers, on-line book discussion groups

Book Sale Finder: directory of book sales by non profit organizations across the U.S.

Broadway Online: current and historical Broadway theater

Cambridge History of English and American Literature: the full 18-volume set has been published online by Bartleby.com; includes indexes and is searchable by keyword; originally published 1907-21, a classic masterpiece

Complete Works of William Shakespeare: search the complete works by keyword; full text versions

Discover Jersey Arts: guide to New Jersey’s arts and cultural events; online gallery showcases New Jersey artists; includes library book clubs and poetry circles

Favorite Poem Project: share your favorite poem through this project created by America’s Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, a NJ native

A Glossary of Literary Terms & A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices: short definitions and examples; from a professor at Southern California College

Google Art Project: For art aficionados and art history students, this website is a great tool for exploring the world’s leading art galleries and museums.

Internet Broadway Data Base: from the League of American Theaters and producers,” a comprehensive database of shows produced on Broadway, including all “title page” information about each production. The IBDB also offers historical information about theaters and various statistics and fun facts related to Broadway

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: compiled by professors from the University of Tennessee; search or browse by keyword; browse by a timeline of Western philosophy

The Internet Movie Database: 100,000+ movie titles, 400,000+ people, awards; character name index, genre index

IPL Online Literary Criticism Collection: from the Internet Public Library, a guide to 1000+ sites; search by author, title or American or British literary period

JStor Early Journal Content: journal content published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere. This “Early Journal Content” includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences. It includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals.

Looking for a Mystery?: mystery reviews, blogs, mysteries on film & TV, true crime, and links to other mystery sites.

Mark Harden’s Artchive: high quality images of 2,000+ works from 200+ often studied artists; indexed; loads quickly

Movies from NJ.Com: complete searchable database of all movie listings & theaters in NJ – search by title, location, or theater

Museum.com: search for a museum by name, key word, location, subject; lists current exhibits and events; listings are from the museums; hosted in Germany but all listings are in English

National Gallery of Art: take virtual tours of the Gallery, including an overview of the topic, detailed descriptions &  some sound; site includes images of 4,000+ artworks; special exhibits; search index also includes 100,000+ decorative art objects

The New York Times Book Review: reviews back to 1980; free but need to set up an account.

NJ Performing Arts Center: schedule, ticket information

On-Line Literary Resources: a gateway to literary sources on the Internet

Operabase: a must for opera lovers; database of 500 opera houses and festivals; search by house name, geography, artist, opera; opera news and reviews

Philosophy Research Base: annotated links categorized by subject, author, and history; search function; resources for philosophers and students

Playbill On-Line: Broadway, off-Broadway, regional theater, summer stock, London theater; Tony Awards + seating charts

ReadingGroupChoices: includes plot summaries and discussion guides; information on starting a reading group

ReadingGroupGuides: discussion guides for thousands of books

Recommended Literature Grade K through 12: from the California Department of Education; annotated; search by grade level, language, culture, genre, type of book (classic, picture book, counting book, etc.), curriculum connections, and awards won, as well as by author, title, and key word(s)

Rolling Stone Network: search thousands of rock artists by name, song title or album title; for each artist gives biography, discography & links; site also has rock news and current concert tour information

SF Site: “the home page for science fiction and fantasy”; includes reviews, author interviews, links to author and fan sites, new releases, books in series

SparkNotes: study guides written by Harvard students; includes 85 titles; for each title notes cover context, characters, general summary, summaries for each chapter, study questions, and a message board for questions

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: scholarly encyclopedia from the Philosophy faculty at Stanford; designed to be maintained and updated; in development; searchable

Virtual Religion Index: gateway to information about ancient and modern religions, Bible, and related areas such as archaeology and ethics

WebMuseum: view famous paintings; indexed by period or artists; biographies of artists

Zap2it.com: schedule listings, reviews, news, soaps, Nielsen Rankings, links to TV stations, networks & stars

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