Find books using the library catalog.
Keywords for your research will vary, depending on your topic. Typically searching a few important words works best for the library catalog. Some examples are below.
Author: Sophokles/Sophocles, Benn, Moliere
Title: Tempest, Tartuffe, Antigone, Rover
Theatrical Genre: restoration comedy, Theban plays
Historical Time Period: theatre AND 17th century
Geographic Location: Ancient Greece AND theatre
Actual physical browsing (in the stacks) can sometimes help you find what you didn't realize you needed. Begin browsing upstairs in the Circulating Collection (books you can take home) and downstairs in the Reference Collection under the following Library of Congress call numbers:
MT955-956 Musical theater
PN1600-3307 Literature (General)
PN 1720-1861 Drama. History
PN2000-3307 Dramatic representation. The Theater
PN2131-2193 By time period
PN6110.5-6120 Collections of General Literature. Drama
Here are a few examples of books available through the library catalog that may be useful for your research. There are MANY MORE titles available, so please use the library catalog search in the box below for more print and electronic books on your topic.
Try Interlibrary Loan (ILL)! With ILL, you can:
If all else fails, you can always try searching Google Books to see if you can access the partial or full text of the book you need!
Sometimes if the Library doesn't have the full text of an article, you can find it by searching for the article title in Google Scholar.