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Theatre

This guide is a starting point for research in the University Libraries. It provides a selective list of print and electronic resources available for all aspects of Theatre study-scholarly as well as performance, production and design.

Reference Books in Print and Online

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online is a fully indexed, cross-searchable database of about 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

Searches sources such as: 
Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

International Encyclopedia of Dance

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare
 

and many more resources all together!

How to cite images

Documenting sources for images can be challenging, especially with the variety of new electronic resources now available. Many different style manuals exist. Always ask your class instructor for the style appropriate for the course.

Examples below are based on the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed

Works of art reproduced in a printed source

 

Artist’s last name, first name. Title of art work in italics. Date of art work. 
           Institution where art work is housed (if known), city where housed if 
           not already named. Title of printed source in italics. By Author of printed
           source. Place of publication: publisher, date. Page or plate/figure/slide
           number. Print.

example: 

Cassatt, Mary. Mother and Child . Wichita Art Museum. c.1890. American

Painting: 1560-1913 . By John Pearce. New York: McGraw, 1964. 
Slide 22. Print.

 

Works of art reproduced in electronic source

 

Artist’s last name, first name. Title of art work in italics.  Date of art work. 
            Institution where art work is housed (if known), city where housed if not 
            already named. Database or web site name. Web. Day month year 
            accessed.

 example: 

Monet, Claude. Meadow with Haystacks at Giverny. 1885. Museum of Fine

Arts, Boston. ARTstor. Web. 22 October 2004.

 

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