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Find library and research resources related to Theatre.

Theatre Research

Best Bet Databases for Theatre reserach: 



Best Bet web resources for Theatre research: 

The Leatherby Libraries has a large collection of books for theatre research. These books are primarily found in the Humanities library on the 2nd floor, but the call numbers can vary widely. 

Search the Leatherby Libraries catalog in order to find books: 

You may also find helpful e-books in the Start Your Search on the library homepage or in the following databases:

You also have access to books from libraries all over the world through interlibrary loan. Use WorldCat to discover and submit interlibrary loan requests: 

Search these databases to find articles on theatre topics:


You can also browse issues of particular magazines and journals:

Newspaper databases are a great resource for finding production reviews. The newspaper database you choose will likely depend on the place where the production occurred. 

You can search in many newspapers at once using Newspaper Source or General OneFile:

Or you might want to search only for newspapers in a particular region.

For productions that took place in New York: 


For productions on the West Coast, try:


For historic performances in Chicago, try:



For productions that took place in other areas, consult the list of newspaper databases:

You can find reviews of performances, books, recordings, etc. across many publications using ProQuest Performing Arts Periodicals:


For reviews from historical black newspapers, try:


Professional theatre magazines also can be helpful for finding production info. Interviews, reviews, and articles can all be found using this database:

Other useful databases: