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Academic Search Complete Description Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Biography and Genealogy Master Index Description BGMI - Biography and Genealogy Master Index Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Dissertations and Theses - A&I Description Dissertations and Theses - A&I ‡ (ProQuest) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Early English Books Online Description Early English Books Online (ProQuest) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Ethnographic Video Online: Volume I Description Ethnographic Video Online: Volume I (Alexander Street Press) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Ethnographic Video Online: Volume II Description Ethnographic Video Online: Volume II (Alexander Street Press) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective  Description Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library 4 On & Off Campus Online
Humanities International Index Description Humanities International Index (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Inter-Play Description Inter-Play Available free   Unrestricted Online
JSTOR Description JSTOR Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
LexisNexis Academic Description LexisNexis Academic (LexisNexis) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
MasterFILE Premier Description MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
MLA International Bibliography Description MLA International Bibliography (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
MUSE Description MUSE Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Description Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Available free   Unrestricted Online
Nineteenth Century Collections Online Archive 3: British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture Description Nineteenth Century Collections Online Archive 3: British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Opera in Video Description Opera in Video (Alexander Street Press) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Readers' Guide Retrospective Description Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library 12 On & Off Campus Online
Theatre in Video Description Theatre in Video (Alexander Street Press) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
WorldCat Description WorldCat ‡ (FirstSearch) Funded by LiLI   On & Off Campus Online

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Related Databases and Indexes

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Classical Music Library Description Classical Music Library (Alexander Street Press) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library  3 On & Off Campus Online
Classical Scores Library: Volume I Description Classical Scores Library: Volume I (Alexander Street Press) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library  3 On & Off Campus Online
Dance in Video Description Dance in Video (Alexander Street Press) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Google Scholar Description Google Scholar Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts Database Description Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts Database Available free   Unrestricted Online
Music Index Description Music Index (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Music Online Description Music Online (Alexander Street Press), (Listening and Reference) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
Oxford Music Online Description Oxford Music Online (formerly Grove Music Online) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library 2-3 On & Off Campus Online
PRIMO Description PRIMO Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   Special Online
17th & 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers Digital Archive Description 17th & 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers Digital Archive Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online
The Times (London) Historical Archive (1785-2006) Description The Times (London) Digital Archive (1785-2007) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus Online

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Books

The following are selected resources for research in theatre. For more books on this topic, including more information on actors, directors, writers, plays, theatrical movements and so on, please use the library catalog: Library Catalog.

To find books in other libraries, try using WorldCat, a collective catalog for thousands of libraries in the United States, Canada, and around the world. This catalog should not be used as a substitute for this library's catalog, but as another avenue of searching for books.

Bibliographies

Theatrical Costumes (Reference Collection: PN 2067. K 47 1979): This book is an extensive bibliography of titles and resources for researching and creating costuming for the performing arts, particularly historical costuming and accessories.

Dictionaries

Dictionary of the Theatre: Terms, Concepts, and Analysis (Reference Collection: PN 2035. P 313 1998): This dictionary defines dramaturgical terms, staging terms, critical terms, semiotics and so on.

Directories

Handel's National Directory for the Performing Arts (Reference Collection: PN 2289. N 38 1988): The first volume of this directory lists contact information for performing arts organizations and venues. Volume two contains contact information for schools in the performing arts.

Encyclopedias and Companion Works

The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (Reference Collection: PN 2035. C 63 1992): This companion is composed of short articles about performers, playwrights, plays, places and venues, directors, theatrical concepts and so on. This work focuses on Western theatre.

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (Reference Collection: PN 2220. B 6 2004): This companion to American Theatre contains short articles on actors, playwrights, venues, plays, producers, directors, theatrical movements, and more in the United States.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre & Performance (Reference Collection: PN 2035. O 94 2003): This two volume encyclopedia focuses on the non-textual elements of the performing arts, though these issues are discussed. This encyclopedia covers performance and theatre from around the world.

Handbooks

The Back Stage Handbook for Performing Artists (Reference Collection: PN 2055. B 27 1995): This guide contains a series of chapters about topics such as acting schools, voice-acting, one-person shows, how to promote oneself, and more. This book also functions as a directory, listing theaters, audition opportunities, acting schools and so on.


Web Sites

INFOMINE: INFOMINE is a special database that searches for Web site and documents that most search engines miss, primarily Web pages and documents on university Web sites. This database is developed and maintained by the Library of the University of California, Riverside.

Playdatabase.com: This database, created by actors, can be used to find plays and monologues using multiple criteria such as author, title, number of characters, runtime, genre, time period, and more. While this source does not have full text, it does provide royalty information. Use this source with Inter-Play (above), to find monologues and plays in anthologies.

Theatre History on the Web: Created by a former drama professor at the University of Washington, this site contains browsable list of links to dozens of Web sites on theatre history, costuming, lighting and theatre technology, and more.

Theatre Resources: This site lists dozens of links to useful pages on theatre and related topics. It was created by staff at the University of Texas at Austin's library.


Librarians

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LAIII-Reference & Collection Development
(208) 282-3246
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