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Brief Guide to Research for Theatre: Databases

Databases & Indexes

There is a large variety of databases for Theatre research. Databases may contain citations only, citations and abstracts, and full-text.

The most important resources are listed here:

  • MLA Bibliography: Accessible to University at Albany users only. Produced by the Modern Language Association and consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. It draws on scholarly research in over 3,000 journals and series, covering relevant monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies, and other formats. Coverage is from 1963--present.

  • World Shakespeare Bibliography Online: Accessible to Univsersity at Albany users only With an international scope, this database includes annotations for books, articles, reviews, and other materials that pertain to Shakespeare. Coverage is from 1968--present.

  • to access additional Databases important for Theatre research select "Theatre" for "Key Resources" after clicking here. More resources can be found by clicking on the "Show all" link directly under the "Key Resources for Theatre" page.