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Theatre Arts Reference Sources: A Selected List
Table of Contents:

Basic Guides
  • General
    • Guide To Reference Books
      http://primo.lib.umn.edu/TWINCITIES:UMN_ALMA21482558710001701
      11th Ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1996. 2,020p.
      A bibliography of reference sources in many disciplines. Check MNCAT for newer editions of titles that look useful.
      • Location(s): Wilson Quarto Z1035.1 .G89 1996
  • Theatre Arts
Bibliographies
  • Bibliographies of Bibliographies
    • World Bibliography of Bibliographies
      Supplement information: A world bibliography of bibliographies, 1964-1974 : a list of works represented by Library of Congress printed catalog cards : a decennial supplement to Theodore Besterman, A world bibliography of bibliographies / compiled by Alice F. Toomey ; with a foreword by Francesco Cordasco. Location: Wilson Library Quarto Z1002 .T67 Regular Loan & Wilson Library Reference Quarto Z1002 .B5685 SuppN.
      • Location(s): Wilson Reference Z1002 .B5685
      • Check MNCAT Record for Location and Availability http://prime2.oit.umn.edu:1701/primo_library/libweb/action/display.do?fn=display&vid=TWINCITIES&doc=umn_aleph003350759
  • Theatre Arts
    • MLA International Bibliography
      http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3157
      The MLA International Bibliography is a classified listing and subject index of scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics which has been compiled by the Modern Language Association of America since 1926.
Encyclopedias, Hanbooks, Compendia
  • Oxford Companion to American Theatre
    http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,uid&db=nlebk&AN=143599&site=ehost-live
    First published in 1984, Gerald Bordman's Oxford Companion to American Theatre is the standard one-volume source on our national theatre. Critics have hailed its'wealth of authoritative information'(Back Stage), its'fascinating picture of the volatile American stage'(The Guardian), and its'well-chosen, illuminating facts'(Newsday). Now thoroughly revised, this distinguished volume once again provides an up-to-date guide to the American stage from its beginnings to the present. Completely updated by theater professor Thomas Hischak, the volume includes playwrights, plays, actors, directors, producers, songwriters, famous playhouses, dramatic movements, and much more. The book covers not only classic works (such as Death of a Salesman) but also many commercially successful plays (such as Getting Gertie's Garter), plus entries on foreign figures that have influenced our dramatic development (from Shakespeare to Beckett and Pinter). New entries include recent plays such as Angels in America and Six Degrees of Separation, performers such as Eric Bogosian and Bill Irwin, playwrights like David Henry Hwang and Wendy Wasserstein, and relevant developments and issues including AIDS in American theatre, theatrical producing by Disney, and the rise in solo performance. Accessible and authoritative, this valuable A-Z reference is ideal not only for students and scholars of theater, but everyone with a passion for the stage.
    • Location(s): Online Access and TC Wilson Library Reference PN2220 .B6 2004
  • The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre
    http://www.oxfordreference.com.ezp3.lib.umn.edu/view/10.1093/acref/9780192825742.001.0001/acref-9780192825742
    This concise version of the acclaimed Oxford Companion to the Theatre covers all aspects of theatre worldwide and throughout the ages. It contains entries on a vast range of theatrical styles, dramatists, performers, and directors, as well as information on theatres, festivals, and such technical topics as lighting, sound, and method acting. Entries on people and places include Athol Fugard, Anthony Hopkins, Glenda Jackson, Derek Jacobi, Harvey Fierstein, Helen Mirren, Trevor Nunn, Peter O'Toole, Willy Russell, and Stephen Sondheim, Barbican Theatre, The English Shakespeare Company, Michael Gambon, The Swan at Stratford, and the Shubert theatre in New York. Less
    • Location(s): Online Access
  • World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre (print; indiv. volumes online - check MNCAT)
    Volume 1: Europe. Volume 2: Americas. Volume 3: Africa. Volume 4: The Arab World. Volume 5: Asia Pacific. Volume 6: Bibliography/Cumulative Index
    • Location(s): Wilson Reference PN 2189 .W67x 1994
Dictionaries Biographical Works
  • Indexes
  • Directories
    • Dictionary of Literary Biography [print edition]

      British and Irish Dramatists Since World War II -- vol. 245
      British Dramatists Since World War II -- vol. 13
      Elizabethan Dramatists -- vol. 62
      French Dramatists, 1789-1914 -- vol. 192
      Jacobean and Caroline Dramatists -- vol. 58
      Modern British Dramatists -- vol. 10
      Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Dramatists -- vols. 80,84,89
      Twentieth-century American dramatists -- vol. 266


      • Location(s): Wilson Reference Quarto PS21 .D55x
    • Contemporary Authors Online
      A bio-bibliographical guide to current writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields. Provides complete biographical and bibliographical references for more than 100,000 authors in the U.S. and around the world. This database was cancelled with the subscription end date of November 9, 2016. This entry will be removed in 6-months.
      [Resource no longer available]
    • Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television
      http://go.galegroup.com.ezp3.lib.umn.edu/ps/aboutSeries.do?inPS=true&prodId=GVRL.ContempTheatreFilmTV&userGroupName=umn_wilson&seriesId=0HNY
      Biographical reference providing information on individuals active in the theatre, film, and television industries. Covers not only performers, directors, writers, and producers, but also behind-the-scenes specialists such as designers, managers, choreographers, technicians, composers, executives, dancers, and critics from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and the world.
      • Location(s): Online Access and TC Wilson Library Reference Quarto PN2285 .C58
Illustrations and Costumes Theses and Dissertations
  • Digital Dissertations
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/indexes/digitaldissertations
    Dissertations and theses from over 1000 universities. Doctoral dissertations are indexed for almost all North American graduate schools and many European universities. Masters theses from selected schools only. Provides bibliographic citations for older titles. Abstracts are included for dissertations since 1980 and for masters theses since 1988. Some dissertations, beginning with 1997 publication dates, are available digitally. These include the University of Minnesota and other CIC member universities.
  • Theatre Journal
    http://primo.lib.umn.edu/TWINCITIES:mncat_discovery:UMN_ALMA21449614150001701
    • Location(s): Wilson Per
Reviews and Critiques of Plays Book Review Sources
  • Book Review Index Online Plus
    http://go.galegroup.com.ezp3.lib.umn.edu/ps/start.do?p=BRIP&u=umn_wilson
    Includes more than five million review citations from over 5,800 books and periodicals, with linking to more than 630,000 full-text reviews.
    • Location(s): Print version available at Wilson Reference Z1035 .A1 B6
Indexes
  • Periodicals
    • Art Index
      http://primo.lib.umn.edu/TWINCITIES:mncat_discovery:UMN_ALMA21319386520001701
      This is the print index upon which Art Full Text is based. Very useful for research before 1984.
      • Location(s): TC Wilson Library General Collection (N1 .A436x )
    • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (included in Web of Science)
      http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3050
      Note: A&HCI is no longer searchable as a separate index.
      (1) Start by clicking on this link, which takes you to the Web of Science main page.
      (2) In the search box enter one or more key words.
      (3) On the next page, under Research Domains, select Arts and Humanities to limit your results.
      (4) Hints: Your choice of words can influence the results. For example, "hydraulic fracturing" will favor science-journal articles; "fracking" will retrieve more articles in humanities and social-science journals.
    • Germanistik
      http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/germ
      A core research tool for the study of Germanistik. A bibliography of books, articles, and dissertations. Wilson Library (PF3003.G51x) has v.1 (1960)-v.42 (2012)
      • Location(s):
    • Humanities Index
      Subscription cancelled 2003
      [Resource no longer available]
  • Newspapers
    • United States Newspapers
      [Page no longer available]
    • ProQuest Global Newsstream
      http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/4487
      Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring content from newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. Provides access to news from the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.
    • Minnesota Daily
      http://primo.lib.umn.edu/TWINCITIES:UMN_ALMA21342609510001701
      Full text access via LexisNexis Academic 1997-Current
      Microfilm: 1900-Current. Newspaper Room, Basement, Wilson Library
    • New York Times Index
      In print in Wilson Library - see "More Information" for details. The complete run of The New York Times newspaper is available in the Periodicals/Reserve area in the basement of Wilson Library and via our online archive. See the "News Sources" page at: http://www.lib.umn.edu/articles/news.phtml for other options to online versions of the New York Times. The University Libraries also own a print edition of the Index covering from 1851-present. It includes a subject index to articles in the New York Times giving references to the date, page, and column of articles in the paper as well as brief synopses of the articles themselves.
      • Location(s): Also owned in print: WILSON Reference Quarto AI21 .N45
      • Check MNCAT Record for Location and Availability http://prime2.oit.umn.edu:1701/primo_library/libweb/action/display.do?fn=display&vid=TWINCITIES&doc=umn_aleph002153952
    • Newsbank
      http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3764
      Limited access to America's Newspapers of record for local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers--click on the link for St. Paul Pioneer Press. Portal for other Newsbank databases including America's News Magazines and the Latin American Newspapers
      • Location(s):
    • Star Tribune (access via ProQuest Newspapers)
      http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/4640
      This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
      Full text available from 1986 - Current. Access to freelance articles and other features within this publication such as photographs or classifieds may not be available.
    • Times-Picayune, The
      • Location(s): Microfilm / Newspaper Room
Databases
  • Academic Search Premier
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3316
    The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.
  • America: History and Life
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3167
    This index provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present with over 2,000 journals including all key English-language historical journals.
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (included in Web of Science)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3050
    Note: A&HCI is no longer searchable as a separate index.
    (1) Start by clicking on this link, which takes you to the Web of Science main page.
    (2) In the search box enter one or more key words.
    (3) On the next page, under Research Domains, select Arts and Humanities to limit your results.
    (4) Hints: Your choice of words can influence the results. For example, "hydraulic fracturing" will favor science-journal articles; "fracking" will retrieve more articles in humanities and social-science journals.
  • Historical Abstracts
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3086
    Covers the world's scholarship in history from 1450 to the present.
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature
    An international, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and up-to-date online periodical database.
    [Resource no longer available]
  • LexisNexis Academic
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3317
    LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, news, magazines, and wire services. Legal publications include law journals, federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, patents and legal reference materials.
  • MasterFile Premier
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3089
    This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
    MasterFILE Premier provides full text for more than 2,000 general magazines covering a broad range of disciplines. It includes Magill Book Reviews, reference and travel books, biographies, full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3157
    The MLA International Bibliography is a classified listing and subject index of scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics which has been compiled by the Modern Language Association of America since 1926.
  • WorldCat
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2984
    Find books, journals, articles, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, theses/dissertations, machine-readable data files, and any other materials available in libraries worldwide. This covers all subject areas. Request items through Interlibrary Loan using the ILLiad link on each item's record. WorldCat is produced by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc.)
    The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 65 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.


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