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JOURNALISTS ON DEADLINE need to find reliable information about arts and entertainment — and find it fast. The links below are edited with the needs of arts journalists in mind. Use them to find new Web databases in various genres. If you know of valuable links that might work here, please let us know.

Policy & Research

A comperehensive database of arts research, searchable and complete with summaries of the latest research on current issues in the arts

NEA Research Division
Links to surveys and research on public participation in the arts.

The Foundation Center
Information on foundations and charities and research about trends in philanthropy
Americans for the Arts
Economic impact studies, polls, information on arts policy, and practical research about the arts.


Pause and Play
Source for upcoming CD release dates, both new releases and reissues

Source for indie-rock news and an impressive bank of reviews

Aquarius Records
Source for unusual CD releases and upcoming indie releases
Database for touring bands and concert news which is searchable by act, city or venue


The Great Buildings Collection
Good general research guide cross-linked with Architecture Week

Good resource for contemporary architecture and architects

About: Architecture
Popular guide to major architects and buildings
Informational offerings on recent news/events in contemporary architecture

Visual Arts

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Timeline of Art History
The art timeline of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is superb and easy to navigate.

Louvre Database
The Louvre's database covers the holdings in the museum's numerous permanent collections.

The Unwritten History Project
Franklin Furnace Archive is an extensive online database, featuring basic data and links to numerous documents covering the history of the visual arts and performance art avant-garde of roughly the past three decades.


Box Office Mojo
Offers all of the box-office statistics you could ever want.

Covers the independent-movie scene and offers in-depth coverage of upcoming releases and festivals, as well as exclusive interviews with actors and directors.

The internet movie database.
Rotten Tomatoes
Averages film reviews from hundreds of respected sources to give each movie an overall rating.

History and General Reference

Offers general or statistical facts about everything.

CIA: The World Factbook
Contains specific information about every country in the world.

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Searchable site contains synopses and reviews concerning every book ever written.

NAJP : Resources : Research Tools