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Theater Studies and Dance: Home

A guide to print and online resources available through the Yale University Library for drama, theater, dance, and the performing arts in general.

Robert B. Haas Arts Library

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Yale's Arts research library contains approximately 125,000 volumes on-site, including current issues of art and architecture journals, plus related rare and unique materials. Off-site, an additional 300,000+ books and periodicals are stored in the Library Shelving Facility for quick delivery to any Yale Library.

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WorldCat is an online "union catalog"--a database of over 1 billion records of books and other materials held in more than 10,000 academic, public, special and national libraries around the world. Use WorldCat to locate materials outside of Yale, including archival collections and essays or plays within anthologies. The free Web version is at

What does the library have for theater studies and dance?

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This guide is designed to bring together the many theater- and drama-related resources available via the library. See the tabs above for suggestions about research using different types of resources, including our plentiful print collections, findable through Orbis, and primary sources related to the Yale School of Drama, Yale Repertory Theatre, and Yale Dramat, findable through the Yale Finding Aids Database.

Many of the resources listed on this guide are subscription access only and thus limited to current Yale students, faculty, and staff. If you are not on campus, you must connect to the Yale network via VPN--see Off-Campus Access for details. If you do not have a current Yale NetID, please visit the Arts Library in person to access these resources.

Please contact me if I can help you with your research!

Arts Librarian

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Lindsay King
Associate Director for Access and Research Services,
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
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