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THEATRE: Research Guide | Find Books & Media

Search tips and resource suggestions for research in theater.

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Amanda Walch
Raugust Library, Reference & Instruction Office
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Great for going deeper

Books, like articles, will report on specific research done by scholars in the field. When you know your topic or research question, check out a few books for information that will add to your ideas or answer your questions. Films and documentaries can be a great way to supplement your other research, or to find visual representations of your topic - which is especially important for theater research.

Search the Catalog

Find books, ebooks, and media in the UJ Libraries by searching the catalog.

Want more search options? Try Advanced Search.

Browsing Subjects & Call Numbers

If you are interested in browsing for topics in theatre, try looking at Dewey Decimal Call Numbers:

  • 782: Opera and musical scores
  • 792: Works about theater productions (history, design, stage guides, critiques, reviews, etc.)
  • 812: Play scripts/text - American drama
  • 822: Play scripts/text - English drama
    • 822.33: Shakespeare

Finding DVDs & Media


If you would like to see if Raugust Library has a specific dramatic title in its video collection, use Advanced Search in the library catalog.

Make sure you have the radio button for Library Catalog selected, and change the Material Type dropdown menu to Video/Film. In the first search box enter the the name of the play or playwright. 

screenshot of the catalog's advanced search

Streaming Media

eBook Collections @ UJ

In addition to searching through the catalog, you can search and browse our eBook collections directly through the links below.