Available in both abstract/index and full text versions, the International Index to Performing Arts (IIPA) is a comprehensive guide to the journal literature on performing arts – drama, theater, dance, film, television, and more – searchable together for the first time in one electronic database.
IIPA is a dynamic bibliographic resource for the performing arts information and research community. The database not only offers access to over 270 performing arts periodicals from 1998 onward but also provides retrospective access to many selected titles – some all the way back to their inception, including Journal of Popular Film & Television and Performing Arts Resources.
The database currently includes over 700,000 records, the majority of which index articles from 1998 onwards. Around 160,000 records in IIPA are from the backfile (up to 1997) and much of this coverage commences at the first issue of the journal run.
IIPA covers the broadest range of journals – both scholarly and popular – and combines the highest-quality indexing with a superior search engine and interface. This broad journal coverage enables both graduate and undergraduate level research, as well as query handling in the public library setting.
IIPA provides many important benefits to performing arts librarians, bibliographers, researchers, teachers, and students:
Offering complete articles with just a few keystrokes, the International Index to Performing Arts Full Text is a powerful information resource.
Combining the power of access via IIPA's indexing with the added depth of full-text searching, this database delivers complete information from popular and scholarly performing arts journals, such as Theatre Journal and Sight & Sound.
IIPA Full Text contains all of IIPA plus the full text of current articles from over 100 of these journals, including American Theatre, Dance Chronicle, Dance Teacher, Theatre Survey, Opera News and more.
Beyond the benefits of IIPA, IIPA Full Text adds:
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