Catalog of books, scores, recordings, videos, web resources, and other material worldwide in OCLC member libraries. (Does not include book chapters or individual articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers.) Includes considerable non-English language material.
Use interlibrary loan to request books or scores from other libraries. Before requesting an interlibrary loan, check to see if the Monroe Library can purchase the material you need more quickly. To request articles through interlibrary loan, use the Get It button from a citation in a library database.
Formerly: International Index to Performing Arts Full Text (IIPA FT). Locate articles on the performing arts: drama, theater, dance, film, and television from over 250 magazines and journals. Covers 1998 to present.
Search for individual songs in musicals by voice type, character's age, and tempo, and select whether comedic or dramatic. Additional searching by composer, lyricist and more. Actual scores are generally not included.
The MLA International Bibliography, produced by the Modern Language Association of America, consists of citations related to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore in nearly 4,000 scholarly journals, books, book chapters, and other formats. Includes some non-English language material. 1926 to present.
Works major and minor of the English renaissance writer Ben Jonson (1572-1637) in full text, with both contemporary and modern spelling. Many additional essays and reference material, including a play performance archive. From Cambridge University Press.
Understanding Shakespeare is a collaborative project between JSTOR Labs and the Folger Shakespeare Library . It’s a research tool that allows students, educators and scholars to use the text of Shakespeare’s plays to quickly navigate into the scholarship written about them—line by line. Users simply click next to any line of text in a play and relevant articles from the JSTOR archive immediately load.
Provides full text articles of scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences, including literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, education, political science and gender studies. Coverage dates vary by journal title. Mostly 1993 to present. How-to videos.
Research authors of literature and their works in scholarly journals, books, and encyclopedias. Includes literary criticism, plot summaries, author biographies, book reviews, full text poems, short stories, and classic novels.
Formerly International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP). Indexes more than 370 international music periodicals. Also includes retrospective coverage from over 185 periodicals as far back as 1874. Scholarly and popular articles. Includes indexing to non-English language publications. Note: Mac users: change PDF file names to remove the '.do' at the end to save articles.
This is a group of women’s magazines from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries put together by the American Antiquarian Society. They are all full-image and searchable. Theatre students will find this group of magazines useful for costume research for that period in the United States.
Search by subject for books about playwrights or plays or historical time periods. Search by author or title for plays. To find a play in an anthology, search keyword by title. Remember that the title of the play may not be the title of the book. Check the catalog record tab for the play's title in the book's table of contents.
Use this link to look for music scores in the Monroe Library. Remember that if you are looking for a particular song, it could be in a score for the whole show or in an anthology. Search for the song title and, if you don't find the song, search for the show title.