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Theatre and Music Theatre: Theatre and Music Theatre

Research resources for theatre and music theatre.

Need to Develop Your Idea?

If you are just starting your research, you may need to develop your topic further. Ask yourself:

  • What do I already know?
  • What do I need to know?

As you consider these questions, take a look at a few of these reference resources for general, background information about your topic. The information you find in these resources will help you determine what you need to know, what search terms or keywords to use, and what, exactly, it is that you hope to discover through your research.

Selected Books

Find Plays

You can search for plays in our catalog using the genre index.  Search "ge:plays."

Find Scores

Music Theatre scores are located in the M 1507 section, which is to your right as you walk up the stairs.

How To Use This Guide

This guide contains suggested resources and how-to tutorials to guide you through your research. On this main page, you'll find some resources that we suggest you use for theatre and music theatre research..  If you're just starting your research, read "Need to Develop Your Idea" to the left.  The remaining boxes on this guide will help you continue your research.  Use the "LIbrary of Congress for Theatre" tab at the top to find books in the library.

Need some help formatting your citations? Select the "RefWorks" tab at the top of the page to learn how to organize your research and cite your sources.

Feeling lost? Select the "Research Process" tab at the top of the page to access an in-depth tutorial on all the steps of the research process.

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