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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
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance
Journal articles and books on all aspects of theater and the performing arts, including ballet, cinema, comedy, costume design, dance, drama, mime, opera, and puppetry. Coverage: 1984-present. Full-Text.
Full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world in all aspects of the humanities including Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Dance, Film, Gender Studies, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, and Religion. FOR CITATION SEARCHING: Click the "More" button at the top of the search screen, then click "Cited References." Coverage Range: Mid-1970s - present.