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THEA 302: Theatre History II: Articles

Other Options

If you are not having luck in International Bibliography or MLA Bibliography, or are interested in researching the broader historical context, here are a few other resources to try.

Discipline Databases

International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance and MLA Bibliography are two tools for locating scholarly material on plays, In them, you will find citations for scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations. International Bibliography also has a lot of popular press materials, particularly focused on production reviews.

Tips for Searching

  • A good place to start your search is with the name of the playwrite and the play.  Since these are international databases, you might also want to limit your results to English language (you can also limit by language in the search results in the right-hand menu).
  • Was your play originally written in another language?  You may want to include both the original language title and the English language title to make sure you are seeing everything. (image)
  • MLA (and IBTD partially) just has the citations for articles and books, so if you see something you are interested in, use the "Find Full Text" link to check and see if we own it.  If it is something we don't have, you can use the "InterLibrary Loan" link to order it from another library.  Please allow 1-2 weeks for these to arrive.
  • Having difficulty figuring out how to locate an article you found in a database?  Stop by and ask at the Research Help Desk or email the citation to  I'm happy to help find it!