Research Tools and Databases in Theater Arts

Coverage varies; Some titles begin mid-1990s; Some, early 1900s.

Database of citations, abstracts and some full-text for articles in peer-reviewed journals and other performing arts periodicals.  Subject Coverage: Dance, film, television, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, opera, performance art, entertainment industry, and more.

Coverage dates: Plays written from Antiquity to present and published from 1949 to present

Database of plays, no full text. Provides  full publication details needed to locate the play in the Cruzcat and Melvyl catalogs.  Searchable by title, author, subject, style, genre, and cast type.


Works of contemporary playwrights, including new editions or translations.  Citations to some 31,000 plays published individually or in collections from 1949 to the present. Over 600 monologues for auditions or course assignments