Below is a sample of theatre journals held by the Music and Performing Arts Library and the Literatures & Languages Library. Where possible, the links direct to online full text resources.
There are a lot of databases out there (see our full A-Z Database List), but some major ones for the study of theatre are listed in the box below. Here's a quick breakdown on some key differences between major ones:
|Database Name||Vendor||Subject Focus||Coverage (depends on title)||Description||Tips|
|Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)||ProQuest||English language and literature (more of a literary focus)||1892 - today||Results will include journal articles and more (monographs, critical editions of literary works, book reviews, collections of essays, and doctoral dissertations)||You can search both ABELL and Performing Arts Periodicals at the same time by clicking Databases above the search bar|
|International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance (IBTD)||EBSCO||ballet, cinema, comedy, dance, drama, film, mime, opera, puppetry, and theatre||1907 - today||Results from over 190 full-text journals and 360 full-text books and monographs; covers all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries||You can search IBTD at the same time as other EBSCO databases|
|JSTOR||JSTOR||humanities, social sciences, and sciences||???? - today||Results from top peer-reviewed scholarly journals as well as respected literary journals, academic monographs, research reports from trusted institutes, and primary sources||Great tool for interdisciplinary topics and can be a good starting point since it also includes book content|
|Performing Arts Periodicals||ProQuest||theater, dance, film, television, stagecraft, broadcast arts, storytelling, and more||1864 - today||Results from over 400 scholarly and trade journals, magazines, books, and newspapers||You can search both ABELL and Performing Arts Periodicals at the same time by clicking Databases above the search bar|