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Bloomsbury Food Library offers cross-searchable access to a broad and expanding range of encyclopedias, references works, e-books, images, podcasts, and more.
Filmed performances, fiction films, documentaries and instructional videos from the visual and performing arts, film, and history. Includes indie films and shorts, avant-garde performances, interviews with renowned writers, artists, choreographers, performers and practitioners, documentaries on an international range of themes, traditions, and historical figures. (1880-present)
Educational documentaries and fiction feature films curated to help students examine the issues related to social, ecological, political and environmental justice around the world.
Note: Length of licenses varies based on sub-collection. Faculty should contact their library liaison, to confirm that films they wish to assign will be available through the full semester.
Collection of archival content, visual ephemera, books, and videos that explore how food shapes the world around us. Key themes and disciplines with extensive coverage represented include: marketing and consumerism, production and technology, food history, food movements, culinary and food design, food and identity, health, policy, religion, sociology, anthropology, and history. (Coverage dates: 1900-present)
HathiTrust is a repository of digital content from 50 research libraries, including electronic versions of nearly 8 million books at the time of writing.
Note: As of May 2023, Oberlin is a HathiTrust member. Oberlin students, faculty, and staff can access member features by clicking on the “LOG IN” button, choosing “Oberlin College and Conservatory”, and using their ObieID to authenticate.
A reliable and authoritative destination for in-copyright classical digital scores of the classical canon, as well as a resource for the discovery of diverse and lesser-known contemporary works. This collection has an emphasis on contemporary composers and works from the 20th and 21st centuries alongside a selection of scores from medieval, baroque, classical and romantic time periods.

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