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Theatre & Dance: Articles

Using Databases

Library databases are your gateway to materials outside the scope of our library catalog, especially journal articles.

  • Sometimes the full text of an article is available directly through online databases.
  • Other times, the database will only provide a citation (enough information to identify and locate the article elsewhere) or a citation and an abstract (a summary of the article).
  • If the database only provides a citation/abstract, then you must click on the Get It! button (or search our Journal Locator) to see if Dickinson owns the journal or has electronic access to it.
  • If we don't own or have access to the article at Dickinson, you can request the article through interlibrary loan (ILLiad).

Best Databases for Theatre & Dance Articles