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Theatre: Articles

Guide to information resources for theatre arts

WHY use Articles?

Use ARTICLES to find a shorter treatment of your topic, information on one particular aspect of theatre arts, news and discussion of current events in the field, and reviews of theatre performances.

Database Search Tips

Use Boolean Logic (AND, OR, NOT) to combine search concepts.


TOO FEW hits: OR to add synonyms; individual key words, NOT whole phrases; drop concept(s) with AND; truncate; consider other databases.


TOO MANY hits:  AND another concept into search; use other available limiters in the database.


Truncation symbols (?, *, !, +) will provide variant spelling after the root word. 


A wildcard (?, *) is a character that may be used in a search term to represent one or more other characters.

Do an advanced search and take advantage of the fields provided.

Use the subject headings/descriptors to find additional citations on your topic.  If that does not work, use the keyword search.

You can also use limits (e.g., publication year, language, words in the title, etc.) to narrow your retrieval. 
Set up an auto alert/RSS feed to monitor the research.  


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Easily manage & organize your research and writing efforts.  Create an account to export journal article and book citations and automatically insert references into your papers to generate formatted bibliographies in seconds.

For more information see our RefWorks LibGuide.

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Interlibrary Loan Request for Articles

If you need an article to which Spiva Library does not have full-text access, we can request a copy from another library using a service called InterLibrary Loan.

This service is available to all MSSU students, faculty, alumni, staff and community card holders.

InterLibrary Loan Policy

*a nominal service fee may
apply in some cases*

Featured Journals

To see coverage dates and view online articles, please perform a journal title search in the journal finder box below.

American drama

American theatre

Back Stage


Comparative drama  

Contemporary theatre review

Hollywood reporter

Jack Benny times

Live design : Envision. Build. Tech. Go

Medieval & Renaissance drama in England  

Nineteenth century theatre and film


Renaissance quarterly

Shakespeare quarterly

Stage directions

Theatre journal

Theatre notebook

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