Core Collection Project
Developed for the Nashville School for the Arts
Creating a Core Reference Collection
Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes and Superheroes by Bart Beaty and Stephen Weiner. Salem Press. 2012. 2 volumes. $295.
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture by Thomas Riggs. St. James Press. 2013.
5 volumes. print $767. eBook. $802.
*Booklist Noteable Review 2013
Movies in American History, First Edition. ABC-CLIO. 3 vol. 2011.
Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion-Berg Fashion Library. Oxford Press. eBook. 2011.
The Berg Fashion Library is a unique database that offers students and scholars access to current and historical fashion information world-wide. The global and historical approach makes this resource pertinent to cross-curricular projects. For example, students can look up the history of women's fashion and American politics. The fashion library has an extensive collection of over 70 fashion ebooks and a color image bank featuring the collections of many international museums. This resource also provides free bibliographic articles and lesson plans that integrate the Berg Fashion Library content making this an ideal tool for librarians.
*Dartmouth Medal 2011 (RUSA)
*Frankfurt Book Fair Digital Award 2011
*2013 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Electronic Reference Award
*Library Journal starred review
Pop Culture Universe. Greenwood/ABC-CLIO.
*Outstanding Academic Title, 2009 - Choice
*Editor's Choice Award - Library Media Connection
*Best Digital Resource - School Library Journal
*2009 Dartmouth Medal
*Library Media Connection recommended
Magill's Cinema Annual 2013: A Survey of the Films of 2012, 2013 Edition. St. James Press/Cengage. $217.
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music. Alexander Street Press. online database. 2009
*2003 Dartmouth Medal
*the New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book award
*Library Journal's award as one of the 50 Reference Sources for the Millennium
Harvard Dictionary of Music. Harvard University Press. 2003.
Ferguson Career Launcher:Fashion. Ferguson Publishing. 2011.
Media History Digital Library. Media History Project.
*2012 Winner Best Electronic Reference Award, American Culture Association
American Memory Project web site. The Library of Congress.
Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture by Jaqueline Edmondson. Greenwood. 2013. $394.
*2013 RUSA Outstanding Reference Services
*Starred review Library Journal
*RUSA MARS Best Free Reference Site
*Britannica Internet Guide Award
Art History Resources on The Web
Smarthistory Web Site by Khan Academy
*Time magazine 50 best web sites 2011
Dance in Video. Alexander Street Press.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. 1993.
ARTStor. subscription database. JSTOR.
Fine Arts and Music Collection. Gale Cengage.
Art2. PBS(Public Broadcasting System).
The guides integrate current curriculum standards with art and artists featured in Art21's previous six seasons.It is possible to purchase these programs directly from PBS Video or iTunes if this would be a better reference solution for your library. The Art21 staff is led by art scholars respected in their field.
*International Documentary Association Awards Nomination given by International Documentary Association in 2010 for Season 5
*George Foster Peabody Award given by University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2007 for Season 4
Folger Digital Texts
Naxos Music Library.
*Recommended School Library Journal
*Recommended Library Journal
Oxford Music Online-Grove Music Online
Icons of Beauty:Art, Culture, and the Image of Women by Debra N. Mancoff and Lindsay J. Bosch. Greenwood/ABC-CLIO. 2009.
This book is available in both print or ebook and provides an interdisciplinary examination of women, beauty, image, art, politics, economics,and culture. Each chapter features a different work of art from Egyptian art to a modern photograph by Cindy Sherman. The chapters focus on the various aspects of the historical and cultural interpretations and ramifications of these artworks. This book would make a great starting point for a student projects.
*Recommended by Library Journal
*Recommended by Booklist
*Recommended by Choice
Broadway: An Encyclopedia of American Theatre and Culture by Thomas Greenfield. ABC-CLIO. 2009.
This two volume resource is available in both print and an electronic book format. The author chose to focus on thirty significant productions that best represent "Broadway". Over seventy scholars and experts contributed to this reference source creating over 200 encyclopedic entries on such topics as sexuality,feminism, and race relations. The encyclopedia includes off-Broadway plays and non-commercial theatre. In addition this compendium offers biographical information for over one hundred institutions and key players in the world of Broadway. This resource would be a great place to find authoritative resources on an American institution.
*Recommended by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association