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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.


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

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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


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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