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Music

Streaming Resources

Access from off-campus to streaming resources provided for the Queen's community requires use of the web proxy.  If the link does not work from here, go to the library homepage, click on Databases, and type the name of the database.

Criterion on-Demand: Over 2900 films ranging from classic film, documentaries, international film, North American feature films, cult classics, and more for streaming or downloading. Requires use of the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in on both PC and Mac.

Digital Theatre Plus: over 900 full-length films of Shakespeare plays, modern dramas, classical music, dance, musicals, opera and adaptations of classic novels. Includes behind-the-scenes documentaries and educational resources.

Films on Demand: Documentaries and educational videos, including a section on World Music in the Music and Dance Video Collection. Requires latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

Globe on Screen (2008-2015): productions from Shakespeare's Globe in London, England.

Globe on Screen 2 (2016-2018)

Met Opera on Demand: 600+ Metropolitan Opera performances from 1977-2003, and radio broadcasts dating back to 1935. 5-user limit.

Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries: Published recordings owned by the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label, as well as archival audio collections of legendary record labels in the United States. Includes music recorded in Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe, North, Central and South America. Search results now contain embedded links to related articles in The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

Naxos Music Library: Online listening access to more than 24,000 music recordings. NOTE: Check system requirements and settings.

Naxos Video Library: Over 1370 full-length videos of classical music performances, opera, ballet, jazz, live concerts and documentaries, searchable by category, role, composer, artist, production personnel, work, venue or festival.

NFB.ca: National Film Board's Online Screening Room: Canadian resource Over 1000 NFB films are free to all Canadians, but Queen's Library community also has an additional account giving access to 3,000 films for classrooms.

RSC Live Collection: Stratford-upon-Avon's The Royal Shakespeare Company began live screenings of its productions in 2013.

Theatre in Video: original productions, performed for a live theatre audience. Browse by productions, documentaries, people, genres, companies, theatres, and dates.

Multimedia Resources in the Library

There are many other multimedia resources (books with CDs, LPs, CDs, VHS, DVDs) that are accessible in the library. Search Omni using Keyword Boolean and adding the terms (video* OR disc), or limit to Resource Type Audio Visual or Videos.

DVDs and VHS are found in the Multimedia Collection on the ground floor of Stauffer. Music CDs are found in the Music Collection on the 2nd floor. LPs must be requested from storage at the Circulation Desk on the ground floor of Stauffer.

JVC video anthology of world music and dance

The JVC video anthology of world music and dance (DVD08-012 v. 1-30 in the Multimedia Collection: contents listed on Omni under call number: ML3545 .J82 2005).  The JVC video anthology of world music and dance series is also now available in streaming format for use at Queen's (requires latest version of Adobe Flash Player).

The JVC/ Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of Europe (videos nos. 307-308 in the Multimedia Collection)

The JVC/Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of the Americas (DVD09-002, v. 1-6 in the Multimedia Collection: contents listed on Omni under call number: ML3549 .J83 2005)