To find books, audio/visual materials, or print periodicals on your topic, conduct a keyword or subject search in the Library Catalog.
Try synonyms and related terms:
urban OR hip-hop
square dance OR country dance
en pointe OR point work
From the information you find in the Catalog, be sure to note:
To become more familiar with finding materials in the Library's print collection, here's a guide to using Library of Congress call numbers:
Click on the links below to search for articles from periodicals (magazines, journals, newspapers, etc.) and for information from electronic books and multimedia resources. From off-campus, you will need to enter the barcode number from the back of your AACC photo ID or Truxal Library card.
Academic Video Online
Commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries about theater topics, along with hundreds of performances of plays, streaming opera, and more
Articles from periodicals like Theatre History Studies, Theatre Symposium, American Theatre, Comparative Drama, and more
Articles from scholary journals like Modern Drama, Theatre Journal, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, TDR: The Drama Review, and more
JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collections
Archived articles from scholarly journals, including Theatre Journal, TDR, and PAJ
National Newspapers & The Sun
Current issues and archives of the New York Times, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, and more
Over 20,000 electronic books covering many subjects, including a number of titles about acting, actors, dramatists, drama, and theater
EBSCO eBook Collection
Nearly 50,000 electronic books, covering all academic disciplines
ABC-CLIO eBook Collection
Contains a number of books dealing with theater themes and history
Daily Life through History
Information about drama and theater around the world, throughout the ages
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You might find the following eBooks useful for researching theater arts. You will need to enter the barcode number from your AACC photo ID or the back of your Truxal Library card to access these resources from off-campus.
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