Theatre Arts

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Key Databases
  • Humanities Index, 1984+
    Cites articles in archaeology, art, classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history, and world literature. citations.
  • Literature Resource Center
  • MLA International Bibliography, 1981+
    The Modern Language Association Bibliography (MLA) indexes research on modern languages, literature, linguistics, and folklore.
  • Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective, 1907+
    Provides citations to older issues of journals in the humanities and social sciences
    Restrictions: Six simultaneous users
  • Theatre in Video
    Contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video
  • JSTOR, a journal archive
    Includes fultext access to Asian Theatre Journal, PAJ, Shakespeare Quarterly, TDR, Theatre Journal
  • Project Muse, a journal archive
    Includes the fulltext of Asian Theatre Journal, Theater,Theatre Journal, TDR Drama Review, and Theatre Topics.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Provides full text for nearly 4,000 scholarly publications, including full text for nearly 3,100 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1975.

Related Databases

  • America: History & Life 
    Covers American and Canadian history.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Covers world history and culture.
  • Literature Resource Center 
    Information on literary figures from all time periods writing in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more
  • Art Index, 1984+
    Covers art history, decorative arts, fashion design, interior design, architecture and more
  • Art Index Retrospective, 1929-1984
    A companion to Art Index for earlier years
  • Academic Search Premier
    Indexing and full text for a basic collection of general-interest, humanities, social science and science periodicals and newspapers
  • ARTstor
    A digital library of art images
  • Dionysos
    A theatre iconography archive available on cd-rom

Key Online Encyclopedias

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  • SIMON: Books & more in the UPS Library
  • SUMMIT: Books & more in selected Washington & Oregon libraries
  • WorldCat: Books & more in libraries worldwide
  • ILL Books Request Form: Request a book not owned by UPS or SUMMIT

General Theatre Reference Books

  • Cambridge Guide to Theatre / REF PN2035 C27 
  • Contemporary Dramatists / REF PR106 V5
  • Dramaturgy in American theater : A source book / REF PN 2053 D6
  • International Dictionary of Theatre / REF PN2035 I49
  • Masterplots II: Drama / REF PN 6112.5 M3
  • Theatrical Directors: A Biographical Dictionary / REF PN2205 T54
  • World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre / REF PN 1861 W67

Note: Reference books are shelved in the stacks on the main floor.

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