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VPA Research Guides and Quick Links

– created to help you identify and effectively use key resources

Subjects : Architecture & Design | Art & Art History | Dance | Drama | Film Studies | Music

Formats : Images | Sound Recordings | Video | Games and Related Media  | Media Creation Resources

Services : SAMPL: Southern Alberta Music Performance Library Art Auction Database Search Service

Quick Links

Streaming video resources

Streaming music: Classical Music Library | DRAM

Online music scores: Classical Scores Library , Online Sheet Music

Music Sound Recording Database (for LPs)



Digital images: ARTstor | Image Catalogue

Canadian Artist Files Name Index (Excel)

Canadian Public Art & Buildings Index (Excel) 

Direct to Catalogue

Collections in Open Stacks

Monologues (Drama) , for use in library only

VP Arts Reference (print) collection for architecture & design, art & art history, dance, drama, film studies and music

Music scores , both collected sets for reference and circulating scores

Circulating collection of art booklets , many of which are Canadian exhibition catalogues

Collections in “Reading” Room :

Sound recordings : mainly music but also spoken word , accents for actors,  sound effects , and language learning resources

Interdisciplinary collection of videos (DVDs and VHS)

Games and related media (Xbox, Nintendo/Wii, Playstation): coming soon

Chamber music parts

Southern Alberta Music Performance Library reference scores and choral octavos

Canadian Art Files | Theatre and Playwright Files | Go to Canadian Music Centre for Canadian Composer Files

Collection of miscellaneous formats, such as slide sets, art CDs, portfolios of loose plates…