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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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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.
Academic Search Premier
Article citations from all disciplines, including theatre.
Film & Television Literature Index
Citations from scholarly articles covering all aspects of film and television theory, preservation, production, reviews, and more.
Full-text articles from over 20 scholarly theatre journals, plus more in other subjects. Excludes recent years.
Music Periodicals Database (formerly International Index to Music Periodicals; IIMP)
Article citations from over 400 journals. Mostly music publications, but also includes Projection, Lights & Staging News, FRONT of HOUSE, 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.
Books in the Library and Online (selections)
Guide to e-books
Due to COVID-19, some books are currently available online. Use this guide to find e-book sites, then search for the book title you need.
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