- Academic Search Premier
A large, interdisciplinary database that covers a variety of newspapers and magazines. Good source for locating performance reviews.
- American Film Scripts Online
Includes over 1,0090 scripts together with detailed, fielded information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts. In addition, the database includes facsimilie images for more than 500 of these screenplays. Most of the scripts have never been published before, and nowhere else are they available online.
Locate art, sculpture, furniture, clothing, and other materials held at museums and notable collections.
- Biography Index
Information on playwrights, actors/actresses.
- Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Works published in the United Kingdom during the 18th century plus thousands from elsewhere including books, pamphlets, and essays.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
Provides sources from dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference materials.
- Google Scholar
Scholarly information, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles from academic publishers, professional societies, and universities. ACCESS GOOGLE SCHOLAR THROUGH LIBRARY'S DATABASES PAGE TO RECEIVE ACCESS TO BSU FULL-TEXT MATERIALS.
- Historical Los Angeles Times
View scans of original articles in the LA Times from 1881 through 1986. Includes reviews of plays and musicals.
- Historical New York Times
View scans of original articles in the NYT from 1851 through 2006. Includes reviews of plays and musicals.
- In the First Person: Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories
Coverage of historical events and periods mostly from the 16th Century to the present. Provides alphabetical listing of subjects.
JSTOR is a full-text database of scholarly journals in many subject areas including music. It is a retrospective index, meaning that the most recent 1 to 5 years of each journal are not available through this database. It can be searched by journal title or keyword, and its theatre coverage goes back to the 1800s. Good source for finding critical essays about a play or playwright.
- MLA International Bibliography
A top database for modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Good source for finding critical essays about a play or playwright.
- Newspaper Source Plus
Newspapers and other publications containing reviews and articles on plays and playwrights.
- North American Indian Drama
Contains full text of plays from early 1900s to present.
- North American Women's Drama
Contains over 1500 plays together with detailed information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Many of the plays in the collection have never been published before. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.
- Oxford Reference Online: Performing Arts
Search reference ebooks for introductory information about your topic.
- Primary Search
Provides information on primary source materials.
- Project Muse
Online access to a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals. Good source for finding critical essays about a play or playwright.
- ProQuest Central
A great resource to search for articles and reviews published in newspapers, magazines, and journals, as well as a variety of other types of articles.
- ProQuest Theses and Dissertations
Doctoral dissertations from 1861-present and Masters these from 1920s-present that cover all disciplines including theatre from over 1,000 colleges and universities.
- ScholarWorks, Department of Theatre Arts
A good resource for Boise State University theatre posters and programs, as well as faculty publications and presentations.
- ScholarWorks, University Publications
A great resource for university publications, including student newspapers, university catalogs, and books on the history of the university.
- 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
Provides newspapers from England from the 17th and 18th centuries.
- The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives
Provides primary sources on the date range of 1960-1974.