Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Theatre Research Resources: Article Databases

Finding Journal Articles


Use the following databases to search for journal articles on your topic.

  • Academic Search Complete
    "Provides abstracts, indexing, and full-text for journals covering the social sciences, humanities, education, and more."
  • International Bibliography of Theatre
    Ref Z6935.I53 (for books, articles, dissertations on theatre)
  • Humanities Index
    (in print at Ref AI3 H8x)
  • Humanities International Index
    "An index to creative, critical and scholarly English-language literary journals and magazines (primarily American and Canadian). Most of these journals are either not indexed elsewhere or are indexed only partially in other indexing services. All publications are indexed in their entirety - including fiction and poems."
  • IIPA (International Index of the Performing Arts)
    "Indexes and abstracts over 130 international performing arts periodicals from 9 countries, as well as performing arts articles and obituaries appearing in The New York Times and The Washington Post. Covers nearly all aspects of the world of the performing arts, from the most scholarly studies to the latest crazes."
  • Literature Resource Center
    "Provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. It covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied authors. Literature Resource Center combines Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, and other reference sets into a single service."
  • MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography
    "Indexes articles, books, chapters of books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and working papers on topics relating to literature, modern languages, folklore, and linguistics."
  • ProQuest
    "Contains articles covering the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and business."
Need help? Chat with us