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Theatre: Research


On this page, you'll find top resources for theatre research. There are many more valuable resources available, so if you can't find material for your topic, ask a librarian for help!

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General Resources

Research Databases

These library databases provide citations for articles, book chapters, and more. Most focus on a specific topic, so they are great for deeper research. Choose a database, then search for keywords such as genres, techniques, names of people or shows, and more.

Books

If you don't have a particular topic in mind, browsing books is a great way to get inspired!

Search the catalog by subject:

Acting
Drama
Theater

Reference

Reference resources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, and more.
They often provide a short overview of a topic, then point to more resources you can use for further research.

Research Databases

Websites

Books in the Library and Online (selections)

Find more theatre reference books

Search subjects in the catalog:

Drama > Bibliography
Drama > Bio-bibliography
Theater > Dictionaries
Theater > Encyclopedias

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