Internet Reference Library

Entertainment

 

Movies


National Film Registry
http://www.loc.gov/film/filmnfr.html
The National Film Preservation Board was established in 1988 to choose up to 25 "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important films" each year that would "illustrate the vibrant diversity of American film-making." This site contains several lists browsable by title, date entered into registry, performer, or production year. From the Library of Congress. (LII)

Internet Movie Database
http://us.imdb.com/
Hundreds of thousands of entries provide detailed information for movies (in theaters, on video or DVD, and forthcoming), as well as television movies and series. "Awards and Reviews" provides reviews from authoritative sources such as the New York Times, Roger Ebert, and Slate, as well as reader-supplied evaluations. Movie information includes directors, producers, actors, plot summaries, character names, running times, trivia, soundtracks, release dates, box office grosses, alternate versions, Academy Awards and other awards information, and much more. (LII)

Movie Review Query
http://www.mrqe.com/
A database of links to hundreds of thousands of film reviews from newspapers, journals, and other online sources. Searchable by film title; and browsable by lists of festivals, recent releases, and selections of the American Film Institute. (LII)


Music

All-Music Guide
http://www.allmusic.com
From the paper copy publishers of the standard reference All Music Guide, this site contains ratings and reviews of more than 400,000 record albums. Search by artist, album, song, style, or label. Access information on new releases, music styles, music maps (guides to the evolution of a musical genre), articles, and a glossary. Entries on artists include a musician/musical group's history, roots and influences, musical style, discography, guest performances, and reviews. (LII)

Ethnomusicology, Folk Music, and World Music
http://www.lib.washington.edu/music/world.html
A collection of links to Web resources about the study of folk and primitive music arranged by categories such as organizations, bibliography, recordings, and geographical region or ethnic group. Includes links to folk dance sites as well. From the University of Washington Music Library.

Mojam (Rock concert information)
http://www.mojam.com
This calendar of live music events covers the world although most concerts listed are in the United States. Searchable by performer/group, city, venue, event. (LII)

Worldwide Internet Music Resources
http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/
This music resource list is offered as a service of the William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University. Includes listings of websites dealing with composers and compositions, genres and types of music, journals and magazines, and the commercial world of music.

Radio

Radio and Television Stations
http://newslink.org/
The resource for online newspapers around the world. The newspapers section lists around 5,400 papers and is searchable by title or location and is also indexed geographically. In addition the U.S. papers are indexed by state, frequency of publication, and publication category. There are links to magazines, broadcasters, and news services worldwide. There is a separate section for campus newspapers. Also has many sources for journalists, including a database of job listings. (LII)

Web-Radio
http://www.web-radio.com
Provides links to over 10,000 stations, with over 5000 broadcasting online.

 

Television

Radio and Television Stations
http://radiostationworld.com/stations_on_the_web/default.asp
RadioStationWorld is an informational directory dealing with the radio broadcasters worldwide. It include listings of local radio stations on the web, in depth listings of local television broadcast stations throughout North America. Also featured are national and regional broadcast networks, digital radio information, satellite radio and radio service providers, as well as a growing list of links to sites that deal with the radio broadcasting industry, such as community broadcasters, shortwave radio, Internet broadcasters, organization trade publications and associations and more.

Television Links
http://www.enn2.com/tv.htm
Listings of television news and links to material of interest on TV. Includes past and present shows.