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Introduction

This web site is a starting point for researching plays, playwrights, and other theater topics at the Dulaney-Browne Library. It is not intended to be a comprehensive guide. However, the site is intended to help students understand the various theater sources available and how to begin research. All print sources can be found at the Dulaney-Browne Library unless otherwise stated. The information presented here is intended for college students, who are new to library research or new to the theater subject matter.

Subject Headings

Monographs (books) can be located using the Library Catalog. Following are some examples of subject headings for researching theater topics:

  • THEATER
  • THEATER AND SOCIETY
  • THEATER-HISTORY
  • THEATER-HISTORY-16TH CENTURY
  • COSTUME
  • FASHION
  • FASHION-EUROPE-HISTORY
  • CLOTHING AND DRESS
  • CLOTHING AND DRESS-HISTORY
  • GREAT BRITAIN-HISTORY
  • FRANCE-HISTORY

    Additional subject terms can be found in the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT HEADINGS.

    Playwrights

    When searching for people, it is a good idea to do both an author and subject search on their name.

  • Marlowe, Christopher
  • Miller, Arthur
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shaw, Bernard
  • Williams, Tennessee
  • Wilder, Thornton

    If you are having problems locating information on a person, it may be because you are searching one of their aliases. To find their given name visit the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS NAME AUTHORITIES.

  • Journal Titles & Indexes (Electronic & Print)

    You may need your OCU email username and password to access electronic resources.


    SEARCH EBSCOhost Databases listed below

    Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

    Dictionaries and encyclopedias are a good place to start your research because they can give you a broad overview of the subject as well as terminology to use in subject searches. All items listed in this section are a part of the library’s reference collection and are LIBRARY USE ONLY.

    Historical Maps & Internet Sources

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