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1926-present. Online database indexing scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
Covers film and television theory, preservation and restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Includes full text of more than 90 journals and indexing for more than 600 publications.
Fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama, and prose, with nearly 400 full-text literature journals and other key criticism and reference resources.
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
EBSCO catalog of electronic books which may be viewed or checked out online. All available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Log in via individual account for off-campus access.
Constantly updated, AP Images provides access to millions of primary source photos from 1825 to the present. Also provides audio, video, graphics, and interactives. This database may be used for educational purposes only.
Use the library catalog, limiting your search location to Reference, to find research-starter items in specialty areas such as American theater, musical theater, staging techniques, literary criticism of drama, and bibliographies which lead you to additio
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.
Digital multimedia version of the premier English-language encyclopedia.
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.
Print Location: Reference PN2035 .O94 2003
Comprehensive and authoritative - covers Ancient Greece to current decade.
Print Location: Reference PN1861 .C65 2007 (2 volumes)
Print Location: Reference PN2035 .I49 1992 (c1992-c1996)(3 volumes)
Less a dictionary, than a brief-entry encyclopedia: Vol. 1 Plays; Vol. 2 Playrights; Vol. 3 Actors, Directors & Designers.
Print Location: Reference PN1584 .W67x 1994(1994-2000)
Six volumes arranged by geographical area.
Print Location: Reference PN1625 .M3 1984
An international reference work in five volumes.
Print Location: Reference PN2035 .W48 1995
Subtitle: A Handbook of Dramaturgy
Print Location: Reference PN2035 .I5 1985
Terminology from the past to the 20th century, including 5,000 foreign terms from 60 languages.
Print Location: Reference PN2035 .O84 2001
One volume for quick reference.
Published for the Centre for Performance Research.
Look for Archive box on current Theater Reviews page. From 1996 forward, most reviews can be accessed free of charge. In addition, reviews back to 1905 of certain selected shows are available.
Although to access some articles in the following archives, you must register as a member, registration is free. For reviews not freely accessible, see New York Times on microfilm available in Burling Library.
Print Location: REF PN2000 .N76
Library has 1967-1994. Theater reviews reprinted from primarily New York newspapers. Print indices for 1940 - 1960 and 1961 -1972 are shelved in REF PN2000 .N76 after 1994 volume.
Print Location: REF PN2000 .N76
Burling Library has has 1995-1996.
Print Location: Burling Library Basement Microform Storage
For access to New York Times articles not freely available online.
Fully searchable streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts, and documentaries. Includes nearly 2,000 customizable full-length videos with subtitles available in multiple languages.
Includes over 3,000 essays written by subject experts and assembled into a consistent, readable, and straightforward alphabetical reference work. Entries cover the major areas of popular culture: art, dance, film, music, print culture, social life, sports, television and radio, theater, and more. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Print Location: Listening Room Se1114
6 DVD set. From summary: "This six-part series traces the history of stage drama and the American imagination, from pre-Revolutionary days to the late 20th century, through interviews and archival images."
UbuWeb is a completely independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts. All mate rials on UbuWeb are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights belong to the author(s), and UbuWeb is completely free.
Subtitle: The Internet Theater Magazine of Reviews, Features, Annotated Listings. Covers New York City, London, The Berkshires, Philadelphia, Washington DC, California (mostly Los Angeles), New Jersey, and special festivals such as Humana in Louisville, Kentucky. Offers a review archive indexed by title back to 1997.
Use the Visual & Performing Arts search.
Website of the Society of London Theatre. Contains current news and features, but a few archival months of interviews are included. Links provided to other British web sites.
Offers over 1,000 unique links for the benefit of those who study and/or make costumes, including students and researchers, and all those interested in fashion, textile art, and costume history.
Since 1996, this site has been maintained by retired drama professor Jack Wolcott to provide theatre practitioners and scholars easy access to useful research sites throughout the world.
The aim of theatrecrafts.com is to be the best resource for practical information and advice about technical theatre matters for theatre fans everywhere.
APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, second printing.
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.
Print Location: Perm Reserve PN147 .G444 1998
This style guide is used frequently in the humanities.
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