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Theatre / Drama Research Guide

This guide will assist Theatre/Drama students in finding information and tools for research, assignments, and for furthering their knowledge and understanding in their chosen fields of study.


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Subject Search

Subject headings are important terms you can search to find information in SamCat, the Library's online catalog.  You can also use these terms to search in resources like encyclopedias, databases and indexes. Examples of subject headings are:


Incidental music


Masques with music


Motion picture music


Music theater



Pantomimes with music


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Search for books and other items in SamCat, the library catalog.


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Musicals & Scores

Scores, sound recordings and librettos are located in the Music Listening Room:

(Literature on music: Librettos, texts, scenarios, operas, separate works)


Scores for Musicals are in these four areas:

M1500 (Musicals, scores, complete works)

M1503 (Musicals, vocal scores with piano, general)

M1507 (Musicals, excerpts, vocal scores with piano, collections)

M1508 (Musicals, excerpts, vocal scores with piano, separate works by title of opera, musical, etc.) 



The Music Listening Room is located on the Library's first floor in Room 121.

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