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Performing Arts Database – formerly International Index to Performing Arts (IIPA + IIPA Full Text) – indexes around 400 scholarly and trade journals, magazines, books, and newspapers covering theater, dance, film, television, stagecraft, broadcast arts, storytelling and more; drawing from both current files and selected back files to 1864. 160 publications are included in full text.
Including both abstract/indexed and full text publications, the Performing Arts Database (PAD - formerly known as International Index to Performing Arts) is a comprehensive guide to the journal literature on performing arts – drama, theater, dance, film, television, and more – and a dynamic resource for the performing arts information and research community.
The database offers access to over 390 performing arts periodicals, of which 160 are full text. Coverage is mostly from 1998 onward, but also retrospective access us provided 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 870,000 records, the majority of which index articles from 1998 onwards. Around 160,000 records in PAD are from the backfile (up to 1997) and much of this coverage, for over 10 publications, commences at the first issue of the journal run, and goes as back as 1864.
PAD provides many important benefits to performing arts librarians, bibliographers, researchers, teachers, and students:
PAD 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.