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Humanities Guides


Research Guides

Class Guide

INMP India

Media for the Humanities

College of DuPage Resources

For the most up to date titles, please search the Library Catalog.

Streaming Media

Streaming Media : More than just art.

Ethnic Films

Films made by directors associated with the following ethnic/racial groups:

Asians and Asian-Americans
Indians and Indian-Americans
Middle Easterners and Middle-East-Americans
Native Americans
Latin Americans and Latino-Americans

Other Resources


A Dancer's Journal 
Covers Martha Graham, the Martha Graham Dance Company, and specific dances.
Online Ballet Dictionary 
Definitions and film clips.


The African Film Collection 
a collection of films about Africa, containing works by African and non-African filmmakers. The collection contains representative films, documentaries, and music DVDs and contains works from all over Africa. These films are housed at Western Illinois University and are available to be borrowed through InterLibrary Loan.
African Film Library 
"The library consists of award-winning works from more than 80 producers including Senegalese Ousmane Sembene and Djibril Mambety, Yousef Chahine from Egypt and Haile Gerima from Ethiopia."
Great Performances 
"GREAT PERFORMANCES presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries."
iFilm Connections: Asia & Pacific 
"iFilm Connections: Asia & Pacific seeks to create a deeper awareness and understanding of Asian and Pacific Island film cultures by providing immediate and comprehensive information about contemporary feature films from these areas." Includes an online film festival of independent films touching on globalization.
Black Film Research Online 
A University of Chicago guide to film directors, internet resources and other information.
British Library: Archival Sound Recordings 
About 7,000 items are currently available for listening.
Global Gateway: World Culture and Resources 
A Gateway to online collections about different cultures around the world.
Hiphop Archive 
Includes readings, visuals, listening, and short videos.
Performing Arts Encyclopedia 
Music, theatre and dance resources from the Library of Congress.
Smart History
"This site is being developed by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the static traditional Western art history textbook."

Class Assignments

Ken Orenic, Reference Librarian

September 2012

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