Books | Finding a Play | Sources of Criticism| Online Resources | Super Search
• Library Catalog
Books on drama and plays are found in the library by checking the library catalog for materials on the subject. A search may be made by author or title.
To find books with criticism on a particular play in this library, search the catalog using the Words or Phrase or Subject search. Terms to include in the search are the author’s name and criticism. To find bibliographies on the playwright and his work, use his name and bibliography as search terms.
• Drama for Students (R PN 1707 .D72 1998)
• Selected Theatre Criticism (Volume 1: 1900-1919; Volume 2: 1920-1930; Volume 3: 1931-1950) (R PN 2277 .N5 S441985)
• Magill’s Survey of Cinema: Foreign Language Films (R PN 1993.45 .M34 1985)
• Magill’s Survey of Cinema: Silent Films (R PN 1995 .M32 1982)
• Magill’s Survey of Cinema: English Language Films (First and Second Series) (R PN 1995 .M3)
Finding a Play
• Library Catalog
To find a particular play in the catalog, do an author search to see whether the library has a collection of plays by that author.
This online database offers searches in over 8,000 sources by author, title, and subject.
Sources of Criticism
An individual play may not be the subject of an entire book or article. In these cases, it would be better to search for a criticism of the playwright’s work in general.
Online resources include online journals, websites, periodical indexes and databases (which may contain full-text articles) and electronic books (listed in the library catalog). The online resources may be accessed through the UAH Library Homepage. Click on the
Online Databases link to search the contents of journals or click on the Journals link to find specific journal titles.
• MLA International Bibliography
• Literature Resource Center
• Project Muse
• Oxford University Press Journals
• Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages & Renaissance
• Academic Search Premier
• Expanded Academic Index
• Web of Science (includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index)
With Super Search the user can search multiple databases with one search. An example of a multiple search is Google, but unlike Google, searching with Super Search results in only academic results.
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