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

Basic Guides
  • General
  • 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 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
Illustrations and Costumes
  • Illustration Index
    http://prime2.oit.umn.edu/primo_library/libweb/action/display.do?tabs=detailsTab&ct=display&fn=search&doc=umn_aleph002606211&indx=3&recIds=umn_aleph002606211&recIdxs=2&elementId=2&renderMode=poppedOut&displayMode=full&frbrVersion=&dscnt=0&fromSitemap=1&onCampus=false&query=any%2Ccontains%2CN7525%20.I45x&dstmp=1336503263773&dym=true&highlight=true&lang=eng&vl%281UIStartWith0%29=contains&vl%2813244018UI0%29=any&vl%28freeText0%29=N7525%20.I45x&group=GUEST&vid=TWINCITIES&institution=TWINCITIES
    Each edition indexes published illustrations by subject. 7th edition covers 1987-1991
    • Location(s): WILSON Reference N7525 .I45x 1993 Check MNCAT for holdings and locations of earlier editions
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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.
Reviews and Critiques of Plays Book Review Sources Indexes
  • Periodicals
    • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (included in Web of Science)
      http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/13831
      AHCI covers all disciplines in the arts and humanities. THe database indexes articles, book reviews, performance reviews, fiction, poetry, editorials, letters, etc. from over 1,100 arts and humanities journals published worldwide in all languages.
      Each bibliographic citation includes a list of references cited in the source article, which are linked to other articles that cite them.
      • Location(s): Wilson Library (3rd floor) Quarto AI3 .A63 Non-Circulating
    • Humanities Index
      Subscription cancelled 2003
      [Resource no longer available]
  • Newspapers
    • United States Newspapers
      [Page no longer available]
    • ProQuest Newsstand
      http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/4487
      ProQuest Newspapers provides indexing and full text access to 1,270 newspapers and wire feeds. Full-text titles include major U.S. daily newspapers such as the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.
    • 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, Academic Search Premier provides full text for thousands of scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications.
  • 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/13831
    AHCI covers all disciplines in the arts and humanities. THe database indexes articles, book reviews, performance reviews, fiction, poetry, editorials, letters, etc. from over 1,100 arts and humanities journals published worldwide in all languages.
    Each bibliographic citation includes a list of references cited in the source article, which are linked to other articles that cite them.
    • Location(s): Wilson Library (3rd floor) Quarto AI3 .A63 Non-Circulating
  • Historical Abstracts
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3086
    Covers the world's scholarship in history from 1450 to the present.
    • Location(s): Also owned in print
  • 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. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, and consumer information. 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, designed specifically for public libraries, provides full text for more than 2,000 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for 2700 titles. This database features: 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews, 357 reference and travel books including the World Almanac & Book of Facts 2001; full text from 84,074 biographies, 86,132 full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. MasterFILE Premier offers PDF backfiles as far back as 1975.
  • 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
    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

    Covers all subjects.

    Provides bibliographic citations of books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, theses/dissertations, and machine-readable data files published worldwide. Provides holdings information for nearly 30,000 libraries. Producer/Publisher is OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

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