Additional Resources


Academy Award Oscar Database

Academy Awards: Search through or view a complete list of all the Oscar winners and nominees.

Allmovie Guide

Allmovie: A comprehensive film and television database featuring reviews and biographies.

Internet Movie Database

Internet Movie Database (IMDB): Search a large film and television database by title, director, actor, or genre.  Film summaries and bios are included, as well as release dates and trailers for upcoming films.


Metacritic: Summarizes reviews from dozens of major sources with links to the full reviews.

Movie Review Query Engine

Movie Review Query Engine: Search for movie reviews from dozens of web and print sources including Time and The New York Times.


PBS: Watch complete episodes from many PBS programs such as Frontline and Nova online. 

Top Documentary Films

Top Documentary Films: Watch complete documentary films covering a broad range of topics online.

Video ETA

Video ETA: Find out the estimated release date of a film or television series on DVD or Blu-ray


Allmusic Guide

Allmusic: Search a large database of music information that includes biographies, discographies, genre charts, and reviews.

Billboard Magazine

Billboard: Find out the latest music news and bestseller information.  View 65 years of complete issues of Billboard Magazine.  Also includes reviews and videos.

Historic American Sheet Music

Historic American Sheet Music: This collection from Duke University includes digital images of over 16,000 pages of sheet music from 3042 pieces published in the United States between 1850 and 1920.

Ravinia Festival

Technical Information

Blu-ray Firmware Update Information

Blu-ray Firmware: Includes information on updating your Blu-ray player arranged by manufacturer which may often solve problems with Blu-ray discs that are not playing properly. This site is also a resource for everything relating to the Blu-ray format.

Choosing Audio and Video Cables

Choosing Audio and Video Cables: This article from will help you to understand the different audio and video cables available for hooking up your home theater and assist in selecting the ones that transmit the highest quality picture and sound.

Disc Care

For more information about proper handling and care of CDs and DVDs, please click here.

Home Theatre Forum

Home Theater Forum: Information and discussion on home theater systems.