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Use these recommended databases to find articles or reviews for contemporary theatre, theatre history, production and design, stagecraft, media and culture studies. If you need additional help in finding books or journal articles on your topic, contact Sylvia Roberts, Liaison Librarian for Contemporary Arts, at sroberts@sfu.ca or 778-782-3681.

Top Resources

  1. Multidisciplinary index to journals for the performing arts (drama, theater, dance, film, television).
  2. Comprehensive reference work covering all aspects of Canadian and American Theatre. Includes records to thousands of plays, people, theatres, productions, and companies, with access to some full text plays. Includes every production company, from Colonial times to the present, in both Canada and the United States.
  3. Bibliographic index to journal articles, books and dissertations. Subjects covered include literature, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, printing & publishing, folklore, linguistics and language.
  4. Primary source. Online streaming video of more than 250 plays and over 100 documentaries.
  5. Contains over 1000 plays, together with detailed information on theaters, production companies, and more. Also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.
  6. Primary source. Over 1,200 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 150 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.
  7. Primary source. Over 250 plays documenting the Asian American experience from the 18th century to the present.
  8. Annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare and published or produced between 1964 and early 2005.

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  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. Some of the disciplines covered include: Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Asian Studies, Classics, Dance, Folklore, History, Language, Linguistics, Literary Reviews, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Poetry, Radio, Television, & Film, Religion, Theatre.
  3. Index to literature on design and craft
  4. Index to high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging scientific fields.
  5. Search specifically for scholarly literature.
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  6. Searchable, archival collection of core academic articles, books, and primary sources in arts, humanities and social sciences.
  7. Primary source. 1,500 plays by women from the US and Canada.
  8. Humanities and social science ebooks and journals.
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