WorldCat contains more than 64 million bibliographic records and 1 billion holdings contributed by more than 9,000 libraries around the world. It is the largest and most comprehensive database of its kind.
Streaming Visual Resources - use these to locate videos that you can view from your home or dorm room. You'll find them under "Theatre" from the "Databases" link on the Butler Libraries Home Page!
AVON: Academic Video Online is a comprehensive multidisciplinary streaming video resource.
Dramatic literature-related Commercial/Subscription Databases- use to find full-text information or citations to articles about various aspects of theatre (often the citiations are accompanied by brief summaries or "abstracts' that describe what the article is about.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text is the definitive research tool for the study of theatre and the performing arts. This database was initiated by the American Society for Theatre Research, and contains more than 450 full-text titles, including more than 140 full-text journals, and more than 300 full-text books & monographs.
JSTOR provides access to full-text academic electronic journals in various disciplines including economics and finance, political science, history, literature, anthropology, mathematics, sociology, statistics, and education.
This group of online indexes provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors, much of it full-text. The database is searchable by Author Name, Title, Genre, Literary Movement or Literary Themes, or a combination of criteria to create more powerful searches.
Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, affordable and user-friendly online access to over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers.
SocINDEX with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database.
In addition to several print subscriptions, the Butler Libraries provide fulltext access to theatre-related journals through various subscription databases. To learn how and where to locate a particular journal title and issue, just click on the Journals A-Zlink on theButler Library Homepage and type in the title of the journal in the search box provided.