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Drama Resources at Yale Library: Finding Reviews

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

If there's "No Full Text Available" for your article...

Not everything is online, and this is especially true in the humanities. Go to Quicksearch and search the title of the journal as a Journal Title. All available formats (print, electronic, or microform) and issues held by the library will be listed in your search results.

If the journal title or issue you want is not owned by the Yale University Library, place a request via Interlibrary Loan using the citation you found in the article database.

Searching for Theater and Entertainment Reviews

Performing Arts Periodicals Database (formerly International Index to the Performing Arts)
Choose Advanced Search to search by type of review (theater, television, performance, etc., and favorable, mixed, or unfavorable) under Document Type.

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance
Choose Advanced Search and select "Entertainment Review" under Document Type. Search on the title of the play, performer, venue, playwright, etc.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive
Choose Advanced Search and select "Review" under Document Type.

ProQuest News and Newspapers
Choose Advanced Search and select "Review" under Document Type. Search on the title of the play, performer, venue, playwright, etc.

Academic Search Premier
Choose Advanced Search and select "Entertainment Review" under Document Type. Search on the title of the play, performer, venue, playwright, etc.

For more options, try searching the play title and production company or performance venue in Quicksearch.

Arts Librarian

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Lindsay King
Contact:
Associate Director for Access and Research Services,
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
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How do I log into a subscription database?

Most of the resources listed here are subscription access only and thus limited to current Yale students, faculty, and staff. There is no separate login, but you must be connected to the Yale network on campus or connect remotely via EZproxy or VPN--see Off-Campus Access for details. If you do not have a current Yale NetID, please visit the Arts Library in person.