As you are working on research for your Theatre courses, please let me know if I can help in any way! Please feel free to email me and we can discuss your questions over email, or we can set up a virtual research session in Zoom, WebEx, or Google Meet. View my calendar to set up a time that works for you.
Below I will add links for the resources that are being made available during this time of need. This will be updated as I learn of new resources, so check back when you can. Please contact me if you find a resource you think could benefit other students!
Don't forget that ZSR has access to thousands of ebooks and millions of online articles through our regular resources in the library catalog and databases such as Performing Arts Periodicals Database and JSTOR. The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance will be particularly helpful right now, and see the Reference tab above for links to other online reference resources. Additionally, we have access to full-text playscripts, as well as thousands of streaming films and online images if you need multimedia resources. Get tips on finding and using these resources from the tabs above.
And last, but not least, remember to cite your sources! The Chicago Manual of Style (use VPN) can help you with formatting citations for the sources you find.
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Online Reference Resources
Use reference resources to get background information on a play, actor, playwright, theme, or terminology. Many of these sources include bibliographies which list additional books and journal articles that would be useful for further research.
You will find many scholarly ebooks on theatre and literature topics in the library catalog. For some examples, see this search and how it was constructed. Use an * and OR to get more search results. In this search, theat*= theater, theaters, theatre, theatres. To get results that contain both England and Britain/British, place an OR between the two terms. To view only ebooks, select both "available online" and "books" from the filters on the left.
Scholarly Journal Articles
Scholarly journal articles can be located through the Performing Arts Periodicals Database, as well as through history and multi-subject databases. If you are looking for scholarly/peer-reviewed/academic articles, look for these features:
Playscripts and Streaming Productions
Welcome to the research guide for the History of Theatre. Use the tabs across the top of the page to learn more about the resources we have at ZSR.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I am glad to help!