Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture
Covers the history of design, offers inspirational ideas and provides a look at culture, art, unique homes and international design concepts from 1922-2011.
Features include the AD100, the Architectural Digest list of top 100 architects and interior designers worldwide, as well as celebrity style, landscaping, renovation, technology and travel.
Use this service to reserve free or low-cost passes to museums, science centers, zoos, theaters, and other and cultural venues throughout the greater Bay Area. You must be at least 18 years of age and you must reside within the library's service area to use the Discover & Go service.
Access hundreds of reference and non-fiction eBook titles on a variety of subjects including art & architecture, computer science, health & medicine, history, and more. Also included are full-text classics, poetry, and drama that are in the public domain. All titles can be read online or downloaded to your device for 21 days (see our Get Started Guide for more info).
Offers a collection of full-text magazines, reference books, videos and other sources covering a variety of subject areas including:
- Arts & Literature
- Biography, History & Social Science
- Business & Careers
- Current Events
- Geography & Culture
- Science & Math
Optimized for search and discovery, the GVRL platform enables you to search through hundreds of ready reference eBooks on science, health, business, history, literature, religion, and much more.
Once you’ve selected the content, download and save it to your drive and document using Google Suite for Education or Microsoft Collaboration.
Medici.tv offers access to the best of classical music. Stream concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, and master classes live & on demand with some of the most prestigious concert halls, opera houses and festivals around the world. Includes performance synopses, cast information, composer details, and more. All content is available for unlimited streaming.
The Oxford Handbook of Opera captures the highly charged dynamic between opera and its audience, bringing the complexities of scholarship and the excitement of performance into the mainstream conversation. Fifty essays address an extensive range of topics, ranging from What is opera? to Divas and Divos to The Operatic Canon.
A gateway that provides access to search for multiple music reference resources in one location. Find information on various music genres, musicians, music-making, and music scholarship. Contains the music encyclopedia Grove Music Online, as well as The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music.
Provides ready reference eBooks from Oxford University Press's Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.
Highlights from the collection include architecture, economic history, music, German and American literature, Shakespeare, ancient Egypt, the Reformation, the Renaissance, women in world history, and much more.
- Popular culture
- World news
The first version of Vanity Fair was published from 1913 to 1936. The imprint was then revived in 1983.
Published by Conde Nast Publications, Vanity Fair has been highlighting artists, illustrators and writers providing in-depth coverage and social commentary. Beginning with the Jazz Age, the magazine archive chronicles popular culture, fashion, celebrity portraiture and politics through the years.
The original version of Vanity Fair featured popular, avant-garde covers for its first run from September 1913 through February 1936.
When the magazine was relaunched 47 years later in March 1983 the new cover focused on celebrity portraits and political figures.
Vanity Fair is known for the contributions of famous photographers such as Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino and Herb Ritts. They’ve provided the magazine with a series of lavish covers and full-page portraits of current celebrities.
In addition, the magazine has been known for a string of exposés e.g. about the cigarette industry, and the unveiling of the identity of Deep Throat.
The magazine has also featured candid interviews with celebrities, including a monthly Proust Questionnaire.
An innovative discovery and learning tool where you can explore concepts and publications through a visual Knowledge Map that enables you to see how ideas are connected. Yewno Discover complements traditional search engines and databases and extends your discovery toolkit.
Please note: Yewno Discover is compatible with all major Internet browsers except Internet Explorer. FAQ.