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Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

Provides full text for more than 5,300 scholarly publications, including full text for 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1865.

Oxford Reference Online

Contains about 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. Fully-indexed and cross-searchable, reference books are listed by subject - see "Performing Arts."

Literature Online (LION) with MLA (ProQuest)

A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 160 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources, including the MLA International Bibliography.

MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest)

The MLA International Bibliography is a classified listing and subject index of scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Includes indexing from 1963 onwards, with over 1.7 million records, plus bibliographic information from the MLA Directory of Periodicals on over 7,100 journals and book series.

Columbia Granger's Poetry Online 

Index of poetry found in anthologies and in the collected works of individual poets. Fully searchable, it includes interlinked poetry, commentaries, biographies, a glossary, and critical context essays by leading scholars. Includes 190,000 poems in full text and more than 500,000 poem citiations.

Project Muse

Scholarly journals in a broad range of subjects - view title list.


A journal archive covering arts, humanities, and social sciences. Coverage extends until 3-5 years ago. *Current issues may be available in other databases - to see our complete full-text coverage for a particular journal title, use the Magazines/Journal search in the library catalog.

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

An index covering a wide range of interdisciplinary fields in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals. Covers 1907-1984. Linked full text may be available in other GTL databases.

Print Resources

LC call number ranges: GT 500 - 2370 [Costume, dress, & fashion], PN 1560 - 1590 [Performing arts & show business], PN 2000 - 3307 [English language drama & theater; stage design], TT 490 - 695 [Costuming, dressmaking & tailoring]

Subject headings:
Costume design
Stage lighting
Stage management

Cambridge Guide to American Theatre

REF PN 2221 .C36 1996

Dramatic Theory and Criticism: Greeks to Grotowski

REF PN 1621 .D8

Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre, 2nd ed.

REF ML 102 .M88 G3 2001

The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

REF PN 1861 .W67 1994


American Theater Web

News, reviews, and production schedules for over 3000 theaters across the U. S. Site also includes a call board.

Playbill Online

News, reviews and show information.

Theatre History on the Web

Sites by time period, culture and resource type.


Last updated 09-11-07