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A subject guide for patrons interested in learning more about film and other entertainment.

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Electronic Resources

Grove Music Online

This extraordinary database offers a wealth of information about all types of music. In addition to the regular programme of revisions and new articles, Grove Music Online has grown to include The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (published in print in 1992 and online in 1999) and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition (2001).

  • Full-text search with advanced capabilities 
  • The site features over 3000 links to related sites, including sound archives and illustrations.


Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, and more 24/7 with your library card. Available to access with your Ocean City Free Public Library card, find music, movies, TV shows, and audiobooks to download to your device.

Freegal Music

A downloadable music service based on the Sony digital music library with over 500,000 songs available. Freegal Music offers DRM-free music downloads in MP3 format that can play on any MP3 player. Downloaded music can be loaded into iTunes and onto both PCs and Macs--Songs don't expire, because you own them!

World Wide Web Resources

Movie titles, authors, directors, producers, and others associated with the motion picture industry.

American Film Institute
Lists of actors, contemporary as well as current movies & information on their festival and their awards.

Film Festivals Server
Features coverage of current and past film festivals around the world, film reviews, and a searchable listing of all film festivals from 1995.

Internet Broadway Database
The “official database for Broadway theatre information,” provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today. 

Playbill On-Line
Theatre information, with an emphasis on NYC (Broadway and Off-Broadway), tickets, who's who, news & NYC tourist information.  

Locate radio stations by city/state, country, call letters, format, or frequency.

TV Shows 
A wealth of information on today's TV shows and news, along with information on classic TV.  (Try too!)

Local Movie Theaters