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Theatre and Music Theatre: Theatre and Music Theatre

Research resources for theatre and music theatre.

Need to Develop Your Idea?

To develop your topic, ask yourself:

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

As you consider these questions, read reference sources for general, background information about your topic. The information you find will help you determine what you need to know and what search terms to use.

Find Plays

You can search for plays in our catalog using the genre index. 

  • Search "ge:(plays)" to view all plays.
  • Use filters on the left to limit formats, like books or videos.
  • To include search terms, enter them before the genre index. Example: Shakespeare ge:(plays)

Find Scores

Music Theatre scores begin in the M 1507 section, which is to your right after you walk upstairs.

Many scores can be found in our catalog by using the advanced search.

  1. Enter "vocal score" in the search box and select "subject."
  2. Under format, select "musical scores."
  3. Search for results.

How To Use This Guide

This guide contains suggested resources and tutorials to guide you through your research. On this main page, you'll find resources we suggest you use for theatre and music theatre research. If you're starting your research, read Need to Develop Your Topic on the left. The remaining boxes on this guide will help you continue your research. For information on Library of Congress Call Numbers for Theatre, select tabs at the top.

Need help formatting your citations and organizing your research? Select the RefWorks tab at the top.

Feeling lost? Select the Research Process tab at the top to access a tutorial on all the steps of the research process. Also, see the How do I...? tab for frequently asked questions.

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