Academic Search Premier
Multidiscipline, full-text database with much scholarly content.
Cambridge Journals Online
Covers multiple journals in the subject areas of music, drama, and theatre.
Columbia Granger's World of Poetry
Rich compilation of the world’s best remembered and most often taught poems and poets.
Gale Fine Arts and Music Collection
A collection of scholarly journals and magazines that support research in areas including drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
Globe on Screen
High definition videos of live performances of William Shakespeare's plays at the Globe Theatre in London.
A full-text archival database with access to 15 journals in the field of the performing arts including reviews of Broadway plays and musicals.
Kanopy Streaming Video: Performance Art
262 streaming videos available on-demand.
Primary texts of over 350,000 literary works, with a number of key criticism and reference resources.
Covers literature, languages, linguistics and folklore. Coverage: 1926 - present.
American Theatre Wing
Association dedicated to theatre education which operates an array of programs, including a long-running series of televised seminars, a weekly radio program, a free audio and video archive, as well as grants and scholarship programs.
Applied and Interactive Theatre Guide
Links to resources for interactive and applied theatre
Artslynx International Theatre Resources
Useful directory for all aspects of theatre, from acting, writing and directing to academic resources Resource maintained by Professor Finkelstein, Professor of Theatre Design at James Madison University.
Records of Early English Drama
Links for theater history and early music
History, research, instructions, and resources for the creation of costumes. Sponsored by U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology
The Internet Broadway Database
The official archival database for Broadway theatre information
The New York Times Online: Theater Section
Current news and topics in drama and theatre (Some content may be subscription-only; if so, access through New York Times Database.)
Theatre Glossary: Glossary of Technical Terms
Hosted by the University of Exeter (UK) Drama Department, it includes a comprehensive list of both American and British theater terminology.
The ultimate guide to theatre accolades including video clips from the awards show, interviews with winners, and more.
WWW Virtual Library of Theatre and Drama
Links to resources maintained by the Virtual Library Consortium – original web directory of Tim Berners-Lee
Actors’ Equity Association
Labor union representing professional American actors and stage managers
Alpha Psi Omega
National Collegiate Theatre Honorary Society
Art Directors Guild
Guild for creative artists of narrative design
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Organization advocates for theatre and performing arts in higher education
Christians in Theatre Arts
Organization dedicated to Christians in the theatre
Costume Society of America
Society which focuses and supports the understanding of costume and dress
Dramatists Guild of America
Guild which advances the interests of playwrights
Educational Theatre Association
Professional Association for Theatre Education
Screen Actors Guild
Labor union representing actors in film, television, commercials, and music videos
Theatre Support Organizations Gateway
Includes organizations in United States, Canada, and Europe
University/Resident Theatre Association
Consortium of professional theatre graduate programs serving as a resource and liaison to professional theatre companies
By subject search
Below are some links to various subject searches in the catalog. The subject search is a specific and helpful way to find materials about your area of interest. Explore these or try some of your own subject searches using the "Subject" tab in Primo. For more information on "power searching" by subject, ask your reference librarian.
By call number
If you want to browse for books in the library, use the call numbers below to find the subject areas that are of interest to you. You can use them to browse the reference section or the main stacks. The Library of Congress website may have a more detailed outline of call numbers for your subject area.
|PN1-PN110||Literary History – Biography & Literary Criticism|
|PN110-PN1530||Poetry – Lyric, Folk, Epic, History and Criticism|
|PN1560-1590||The performing arts. Show business|
|PN1635-1650||Relation to, and treatment of, special subjects|
|PN1660-1693||Technique of dramatic composition|
|PN1997-1997.85||Plays, scenarios, etc.|
|PN2000-3307||Dramatic representation. The theater|
|PN2061-2071||Art of acting|
|PN2085-2091||The stage and accessories|
|PN2131-2193||By period – Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Modern|
|PN3035||The Jewish theater|
|PN3175-3191||College and school theatricals|
|PN3203-3299||Tableaux, pageants, "Happenings," etc.|
|PN3311-3503||Prose. Prose fiction, Philosophy, theory, technique, authorship|
|PN3427-3448||Special kinds of fiction. Fiction genres|
|PN4001-4355||Oratory. Elocution, debate|
|PN4390-PN4500||Diaries, letters, essays|