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The Theater and Dance Research Guide provides a guide to key resources and crucial search strategies for these and related subjects, such as musical theater and performance art.
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2014 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

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About this Guide

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Comedy mask window in Sterling Memorial Library


This website provides a guide to conducting research in theater, dance and musical theater, highlighting key resources and search strategies.  There are many special aspects to doing theater and dance research, including:

  • important search terms
  • techniques for finding videos of performance
  • production histories
  • and much more

Through this website, I try to give you some ways to crack open research in these subjects.  Most of the pages give examples that you can use as a model for your searches, descriptions of the main resources, and tips on how to use certain databases.


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It's important to know that even though the guide focuses on strategies for finding books, often the same or similar approaches will work in article databases.


Have questions?  Want to discuss your research needs?  Please contact me!





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