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Examples of searches in the online catalog:
Author: Williams Tennessee
Title: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Subject: Theater History
Keyword Anywhere: theater costume
Call No.: PS3545 I5365 C37 1975
Command Search: theater AND costume
Most theater titles are in the PN’s.
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Databases for Theater and Acting Topics
Library databases primarily contain journal and newspaper articles but may also include books, media, reference items, and more.
To log into the databases on campus or at home, you will enter your campus (PVT) username and password.
Reference Books - Print
Useful reference books in print in Columbia Reference section:
Drama Criticism (Ref. PN1601 D59) Biographical and critical information on the most widely studied dramatic works of world literature
Critical Survey of Drama (Ref. PN1625 C74) Essays examine representative plays and themes employed by more than 170 dramatists from Aeschylus to 20th century
Cambridge Guide to Theatre (Ref. PN2035 C27 2000) see also other guides and handbooks in ref
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (Ref. E169.1 .S764 2000) Includes some theatrical info
American Decades (Ref. E169.12 .A419 1994) Each volume includes section on arts for each decade of 20th century
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