This guide introduces key databases, reference sources, and other tools for research in the field of theater and performance studies.

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Theater Research in the UCLA Library

Welcome to the UCLA Library guide for research on Theater. This guide is intended as a starting place for researchers, pointing to tools for finding books, scholarly articles, reviews, and other topical and collection-related information. Please use the informational tabs to find resources in different information categories. If you have any questions or suggestions for additions to the guide, please contact Diana King.


There are a number of library catalogs available to UCLA researchers. For further information on the catalogs and what they each contain, check out the Books tab in this guide.

Major Online Sources

These online sources are good places to start searching for articles and reference information on theater. For quick reference, hold your mouse over a link for a brief description of the resource. All of these are subscription resources from the Library, so you will need to make sure your computer is configured for off-campus access if you are researching from home.

For more suggested sources, go to the tabs at the top of the page.


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General Reference

Research assistance at the UCLA Arts Library is available in person on weekdays. See Reference and Research Help for complete reference service options.

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