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Academic Research Databases


Black Drama
This resource contains approximately 1200 plays by 201 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.
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Literature Resource Center (LRC)
Comprehensive source for criticism, reviews, biographies, and overviews of authors and literature including theater, plays and playwrights.
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MLA International Bibliography
The MLA Bibliography is a subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics, including publications not available on the Web.
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Shakespeare Collection
A comprehensive and authoritative online resource, the Shakespeare Collection brings together general reference data, full-text scholarly periodicals, reprinted criticism, primary source material and the full-text annotated works from The Arden Shakespeare.
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Academic Search Premier
Interdisciplinary resource with both popular, scholarly, and peer-reviewed articles and citations.
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Arts and Humanities Citation Index
This index provides article references for more than 1,100 journals across the arts and humanities disciplines, including art and art history, archeology, architecture, dance, music, film and theater, history, humanities, literature, and religion.
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Although it does not provide access to the most recently published articles, JSTOR is a large archival collection of core scholarly journals in the major academic areas.
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Macalester WorldCat
Online catalog of materials owned by the library at Macalester College and libraries worldwide.
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Project MUSE
Online archive of journals in the humanities and social sciences.
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ProQuest Newsstand
Current and archived news from over 700 United States and international news sources (text-only), including the Star Tribune, New York Times, The Times of London, and The Wall Street Journal.
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Primary Source Materials

Primary Sources

LION (Literature Online)
A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 197 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.
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New York Times Archive
Searchable full text of the New York Times back to the first issue of the newspaper with full page and article images.
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"UbuWeb is a completely independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts." - web site.
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Reference Resources


Credo Reference
Use to 700 online reference books including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations and proverbs from a variety of publishers.
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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
"Because the concept of aesthetics ranges across cultures and disciplines, the Encyclopedia gives extensive coverage to painting, sculpture, music, theater, dance, television, film, and popular culture as well as a wide array of philosophical and sociological theories.
Location: Online in Oxford Digital Reference Shelf
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International Encyclopedia of Dance
From introduction: "...covers the full spectrum of dance—theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance.
Location: Online in Oxford Digital Reference Shelf
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Literature Criticism Online
Provides commentary by scholars on books and plays.
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Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, The
From online summary: "This encyclopedia provides authoritative and up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe.
Location: Online in Oxford Digital Reference Shelf
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Performing Arts Encyclopedia
"The Performing Arts Encyclopedia serves as a guide to the collections and resources at the Library of Congress that pertain to music, theater, and dance.
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General Reference

New York Times Guide to the Arts of the 20th Century
Selected "Reviews, new articles, interviews and essays capturing 100 years of art, architecture, literature, music, dance, theater, film and television." Vol.
Location: MAC Stacks - Level 3 NX456 .N49 2002 (4 vols.)
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