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The world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.


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Indexing of over 1200 periodicals, some going back as far as 1907.  Also has coverage of many important scientific journals up to the 1950s.
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An archive of more than 1200 core scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Fulltext back to their date of first publication to within the current 2-5 years.

Biographical Information

African Americans in the Performing Arts.
Print Location: REF PN 2286 .O88 2003


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 A comprehensive index to biographical sources. One simultaneous user.
Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television.
Print Location: REF PN 2208 .W52 1981-2008.

Theatrical Directors: A Biographical Dictionary.
Print Location: REF PN 2205 .T54 1994


Women in American Theatre.
Print Location: REF PN 2286.8 .W66 2006


Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

Annotated Dictionary of Technical, Historical, and Stylistic Terms Relating to Theatre and Drama.
Print Location: REF PN 2035 .W48 1995

Facts on File Dictionary of Theatre.
Print Location: REF PN 2035 .F27 1988


Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre.
Print Location: REF PN 2035 .C63 1992


Oxford Companion to the Theatre.
Print Location: REF PN 2035 .O89 1983


Encyclopedia of the American Theatre 1900-1975.
Print Location: REF PN 2266 .B68 1980


Oxford Companion to American Theatre.
Print Location: REF PN 2220 .B6 2004

Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre.
Print Location: REF ML 102 .M88 2001 (3 vols.)


International Dictionary of Theatre.
Print Location: REF PN 2035 .I49 1992


McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama.
Print Location: REF PN 1625 .M3 1984


World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre.
Print Location: REF PN 1861 .W67 1994 (6 vols.)

Handbooks & Guides

Cambridge Guide to American Theater.
Print Location: REF PN 2220 .C35 1993

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This EBSCOhost eBook collection provides access to over 138,000 titles covering a wide variety of subject areas. It is comprised of the following sub-collecctions:

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ebrary's Academic Complete is a growing ebook collection offering online, full-text access to over 70,000 titles in all academic subject areas.

Specialized Sources

Contemporary American Theater Critics: A Directory and Anthology of Their Works.
Print Location: General PN 1707.9 .C6 1977


Guide to Critical Reviews.
Print Location: REF PN 2037 .S35
Part 1: American Drama, 1909-1982
Part 2: The Musical, 1909-1989
Part 3: Foreign Drama, !909-1977
Part 4: The Screenplay, from The Jazz Singer to Dr. Strangelove (2 vols.)
Part 4 Supplement: The Screenplay, 1963-1980

New York Times Theater Reviews .
Print Location: Ref PN 2266 N48 1870-2000
The Times has published, in chronological order, the reviews as they appeared in the newspaper beginning with 1870.  The historical sets and the biennial volumes have indexes of titles, production companies, and personal names.
Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare.
Print Location: General PR 2894 .C33 2001
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Dictionary of Shakespeare.
Print Location: REF PR 2892 .M398 2000

Shakespeare in the Theatre: An Anthology of Criticism.
Print Location: General PR 3091 .S365 1997
Click here for Table of Contents.

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