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Databases for Theater Arts

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Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,000 journals with full text for more than 4,600 scholarly publications. Some 30 journals are specifically focused on theatre.

1975--current | Some full text | More info

 

JSTOR

Provides access to scholarly journals. Our collection (Arts & Sciences 1) includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. Includes full text coverage for the Shakespeare Quarterly.

1800s--current | Full text

 

Literature Resource Center

Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Includes more than 850,000 full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from over 390 scholarly journals and literary magazines. (from Gale Cengage Learning)

Mostly full text | More Info

 

New York Times

Search for full text newspaper articles. Good source for reviews. (from ProQuest)

1995--current | Full text

 

MLA International Bibliography 

Indexes journals, books, and dissertations in the fields of literature, linguistics, and folklore. Includes coverage of the dramatic arts.

1920--current | Some full text | More info

 

Play Index

Search for plays by title; author; subject (culture conflict, marriage); style (symbolism, experimental theater); genre (comedy, melodrama, musical); cast type; and more. Covers a wide range of plays written in or translated into English, including one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, and classic drama.

Full text | More info

 

Project MUSE

Comprehensive source for scholarly journals. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, religion, gender studies, economics, and many others.

Some full text| More info

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Expanded Academic ASAP

Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 4,000 journal titles many of which are in full text. (from Gale's InfoTrac )

1980--current | Some full text | More info

 

Google Scholar 

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources.  Just click on "Find Full Text @SMU."

Some full text, some pay for view

 

WorldCat 

From OCLC, the largest, most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials, with records from over 55,000 libraries worldwide. Materials found in WorldCat may be borrowed through our interlibrary loan program. Click on "full text button Find it at SMU" to order.

Bibliographic records

 

All Fine Arts Databases | All SMU databases


 

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