Database List

The following 11 databases are best for: Theatre & Dance

See our Theatre & Dance Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core Theatre Databases

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance

Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television

Berg Fashion Library


All Theatre Databases

ARTstor    
A massive collection of images covering art, architecture, and archeology, made up of several distinct image collections. Collections can be searched as a whole or individually. ***It is necessary to turn off your browser's pop-up blocker for ARTstor to work properly.***
  • Coverage Range: all eras of art
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ARTstor Inc.

 
Audio Drama: L.A. Theatre Works    
More than 300 dramatic works in streaming audio from the archive of the nation’s premiere radio theatre company. The plays include significant dramatic literature of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.
  • Coverage Range: performances recorded 1991 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: alexander Street Press, LLC.

 
Berg Fashion Library    
Offers access to resources in fashion and related fields. Includes the full-text of the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, and an extensive color image bank. Useful for research in fashion, theatre & dance, anthropology, art history, history, american studies, and cultural studies.
  • Coverage Range: Varied
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Oxford University Press

 
British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture    
Primary sources such as playbills, scripts to operas and complete scores. Also archival documents such as personal letters, annotated programs, meeting minutes, and financial records. Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
  • Coverage Range: 1733-1914
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television    
Biographical reference providing information on individuals active in the theatre, film, and television industries. Covers not only performers, directors, writers, and producers, but also behind-the-scenes specialists such as designers, managers, choreographers, technicians, composers, executives, dancers, and critics from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and the world.
  • Coverage Range: Varies
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale

 
Drama Online    
Searchable database of play scripts and scholarly works on theory, criticism, and practice. Can search by cast size (including monologues for auditions) or play length. Includes eras from Ancient Greece to the present.
  • Coverage Range: 600 BC to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Drama Online

 
Grove Art Online    
The definitive encyclopedia for art and art history. Grove Art includes thumbnail art images and line drawings, image links, and bibliographies.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Oxford University Press
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Humanities Full Text    
A full-text database that covers journal articles in Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Dance, Film, Gender Studies, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, and Religion.
  • Coverage Range: Indexing 1984+, Abstracting 1984+, “select” Full Text 1994+
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Humanities International Complete (HIC)    
Full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world in all aspects of the humanities. FOR CITATION SEARCHING: Click the "More" button at the top of the search screen, then click "Cited References."
  • Coverage Range: Mid-1970s - present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Humanities Source    
Humanities Source is designed to meet the needs of students, researchers and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities. The collection includes full text for more than 1,400 journals, with citations to over 3.5 million articles, including book reviews. Coverage in Humanities Source includes worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.
  • Coverage Range: 1907 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
International Bibliography of Theater & Dance    
Information regarding theater and the performing arts, including ballet, cinema, comedy, dance, drama, mime, opera, and puppetry.
  • Coverage Range: 1984-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable