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If you're just starting out as a theatre student and need to get some background/fundamentals, the following can help:
To search all of Schewe's databases, use the following:
To search databases that have considerable amounts of theatre content in them, consider the following:
Fine Arts (Gale OneFile)
This music and art database provides access to over 10,000,000 articles sourced over 250 full-text fine arts journals. This database will appeal to students interested in drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
Theatre in Video: Volume 1
A collection of theater documentaries, performances, and interviews.
MLA International Bibliography
This modern languages database indexes over 2.2 millions books, articles and websites having to do with modern languages, literature, linguistics and folklore. No direct full-text, but provides many links to external full-text content.
Literature Resource Center (Gale)
The literature database provides the world's most comprehensive collection of information about literature and authors. Includes full-text coverage of over 350 scholarly journals and literary magazines. Also includes critical essays, author bios and book reviews.
Here are some searches that will get you a variety of theatre books:
Here are some contemporary works that a theatre major might find useful:
You can find reliable and high-quality videos on a variety of topics below:
You can find reliable and high-quality theatre videos on the following topics:
Here are some websites which might be helpful for a theatre student:
For help citing materials, click below:
For help citing in the Chicago Manual of Style format, which is often used in theatre, consider using Schewe Library's Chicago citation guide: