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Your guide to theater research at UCLA: Find articles, books, and more.


When searching in article databases for the name of a play, put quotes around the full title (i.e. "Importance of Being Earnest"). This will search the title as a phrase, rather than random keywords.


Journal and Magazine Article Databases

Note that many of these sources only index journal articles—they don't actually have the full text. Use the gold UC-eLinks button to do an automated search to find the full text, or search for the journal title in the UCLA Library Catalog. If connecting from home, make sure your computer is configured for off-campus access.

Databases with Articles, Overviews, and Biographies

Print Article Indexes and Reprints

Despite the number of article databases and online content now available, several important print indexes, bibliographies, and facsimile reprints provide crucial access to early film periodicals. In some cases, there are additional copies of these books in the UCLA Library.