History of Western Theater
Atlas of the Greek World. 1980.
Cambridge Historical Encyclopedia of Great Britain and Ireland. 1985.
Daily Life in Elizabethan England. 1995
Dictionary of American History. 1976-78. 8 vols.
Medieval England: An Encyclopedia. 1998.
Medieval France: An Encyclopedia. 1995.
Reference Books--Theatre History
Cambridge History of American Theatre. 2 vols.
Companion to the Medieval Theatre. 1989.
History of the Theatre. 1999.
The History of World Theater; From the Beginnings to the Baroque. 1999. A. C. Buehler Library, Reference R792.09 B542h 1999 V.1.
The History of World Theater; From the English Restoration to the Present. 1999. A. C. Buehler Library, Reference R792.09 B542h 1999 V.2.
Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre. 1995.
The Crown guide to the world's great
plays, from ancient Greece to modern times. 1984.
Basic Electronic Theater & History Resources
Credo Reference this is an online collection of reference books, containing the full text of over 150 reference books. Including: The Cambridge Guide to Theatre, The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of the Italian Renaissance .
Gale Virtual Reference Library ~ full text of over 50 reference sources. Do a basic Search to get the big picture of what's available, or search by subject.
Use I-Share to find books held in the Elmhurst College library as well as books owned by other Illinois academic libraries. Enter relevant key words, or to be more specific, enter your subject as a "Browse Subject" term in the search box.
Sample Browse Subject terms (Library of Congress Subject Headings):
Social History--Medieval, 500-1500
If you can't find what you're looking for at our library, click on "Repeat search in All ILCSO Libraries" at the top of the page. If you find a book that you'd like to order, then visit Requesting Books Owned by Other I-Share Libraries for ordering instructions.
Gale's Literature Resource Center: An extremely powerful search tool, the LRC "provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline." Includes full-text aricles from the Dictionary of Literary Biography and Twayne Author Series. You can also search other databases on this site, such as MLA Bibliography (some full-text available) and Literary Index. There are also external links to related, reviewed web sites.
JSTOR: JSTOR is an online library currently containing more than 100 journals in 15 different disciplines. JSTOR does not include current issues of journals, but is an electronic archives of titles, often going back to the first issue of a journal's existence. All full text.
Project Muse: Project MUSE is an online library of nearly 200 journals from Johns Hopkins University Press, many of which cover the humanities. All full text.
Academic Search Complete General all-purpose database. Contains articles from popular press and news sources (the New Yorker, Time, etc) as well as some scholarly publications.
Can't find anything on your topic/author? Try searching all our databases at once with this link:
Type your keywords in the search box(es), check "All Resources" and click "Go."
Evaluating Internet Sources:
A word about Google and Wikipedia.
Why should I evaluate web sites? Can't I just trust everyone's website?
Dissing the King: a cautionary tale detailing how websites are not always what they seem
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
What should I look for in a trustworthy web site?
Some "pre-screened" Websites:
Writing and Citing Information
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|This page was created by Peg Cook, Assistant Reference Librarian
On September 11th, 2006 and last updated February 22, 2008