Theater Arts Research Guide

Articles and databases

Find articles on theater arts


Project Muse


MLA Bibliography

Literature Resource Center

Others to consider:

Academic Search Elite (Ebsco) Interdisciplinary index to 3000 journals, with full text of 1830 of them

Academic OneFile Multidisciplinary coverage of topics in the social sciences, the humanities, education and general science

Books and background reading

Books in the CSUMB Library

The CSUMB Library Catalog lists books and videos in the CSUMB Library's collection.

Check here for a quick list of books on:


Performing Arts

Theatrical Production and Direction

Recently added titles on theater arts

Books at other libraries


CSU Union Catalog to search library catalogs of the 23 California State University campuses.

Also consider:

MOBAC Monterey Bay Regional Library Catalogs to search library catalogs in the Monterey Bay region

Melvyl to search library catalogs of the University of California

WorldCat to search library catalogs from around the world.

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books found using the catalogs above.


Theater arts websites

CurtainUp online magazine with reviews, features, and annotated listings

Internet Broadway Database provides information about New York theater from its beginnings until today provides synopses, song lists, news, and much more on musical theater

New York Magazine theater section

Performing Arts Reading Room from the Library of Congress offers films, photographs, manuscripts, scores, audio recordings, and many other materials related to theater, music, and dance

Theatre History on the Web provides links to resources with information about the history of theatre throughout the world

Words on Plays in-depth performance guide from American Conservatory Theater

Cite your sources


APA (American Psychological Association)

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (CSUMB Reference Collection REF BF 76.7 .P82 2001)

Electronic Reference Formats (APA's web site)

Using APA Format (Purdue U. Online Writing Lab)

Citation Styles Handbook: APA (U. of Illinois)

Writer's Handbook - Citing Electronic Sources APA Style (U. of Wisconsin)

APA Citation Guide (Ohio State)


MLA (Modern Language Association)

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (CSUMB Reference Collection: REF LB 2369 .G53 2003).

MLA Style FAQ (MLA website)

Citation Styles Handbook: MLA (U. of Illinois)

Using MLA Format (Purdue U. Online Writing Lab)

Writer's Handbook - Citing Electronic Sources MLA Style (U. of Wisconsin)

MLA Style Guide (Ohio State)


Chicago Manual of Style (CSUMB Reference Collection: REF Z253 .U69 2003)

Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate Turabian (CSUMB Reference Collection: REF LB 2369 .T8 1996 ).

Chicago Manual of Style FAQ

Chicago Manual of Style Citation Guide (Ohio State U.)

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