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  • Academic Search Complete

    Covers all subject areas.  Has a mix of magazines and journals, including many that are peer-reviewed.

  • Black Drama

    Over 1,000 plays with information on related productions, theaters, and production companies.  The over 200 playwrights are from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.

  • Humanities Source

    Coverage of noted scholarly sources and specialized magazines in the humanities and performing arts. Find feature articles and reviews.


    Full-text of back issues of more than 100 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Issues are entered on-line after having been published for 2-5 years.

  • Literature Criticism Online

    Literature Criticism Online brings together:  Children's Literature Review, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400–1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.

  • Literature Resource Center

    Provides biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.  Also contains content from Contemporary Authors Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature, featuring definitions of literary terms.

  • Loeb Classical Library Online

     Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church Fathers who made particular use of pagan culture—in short, our entire Greek and Latin Classical heritage is represented here with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease.

  • Musical Theater Songs

    Identify songs searching by characters age, voice type, tempo, composer, lyricist and more.

  • North American Theatre Online

    Covers all aspects of the Canadian and American Theatre. It includes some 40,000 pages of major reference materials, together with records to approximately 30,000 plays, 57,000 people, 5,400 theatres, 22,000 productions, and 2,500 production companies with new records to be added annually. The collection also includes approximately 10,500 images, playbills, postcards, scrapbooks and other resources.

  • Play Index

    Play Index  includes citations to approximately 31,000 plays–published individually or in collections–dating from 1949 to present time and over 600 monologues.

  • World Shakespeare Bibliography Online

    Citations of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1960 and the present.  You'll need to search and see if we have the materials.