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Theatre Capstone: Start Here

Guide to support Spring 2024 capstone taught by Desi Roybal.

Where to Find Scholarly Sources

The databases featured in this box are particularly useful for this class. You can learn more about databases on the Research Hub's Databases tab.

Find all our databases at Databases A-Z.


Try these databases for streaming media options. (Please log out of Naxos when you're done- there is a concurrent user limit.)

SLC also has audio CDs and listening equipment that may be of use. Located on 1st floor near microfilm.


Return to FYS / AES Research Hub


TIP: Clicking this icon will take you back to the Research Hub.

Books & eBooks at Smith Library Center

Searching for Information

Think about keywords related to your topic in general, or a specific style/aspect/culture, to start your search in the library's catalog, WorldCat@SUWhen you find a good item, try the subject links to lead to more resources on the topic. Also browse the shelf nearby for related titles. Ask your librarian for advanced search tips!

Try some of these subject headings in WorldCat:

Theater and society United States History 20th century | Vaudeville | Popular Culture Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) | Hoffmann, GertrudeTanguay, Eva, 1878-1947Lowry, Ed, 1896-1983 |  American wit and humor | Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926 | Performing artists  | Tucker, Sophie, 1884-1966 | Ziegfeld, Flo, 1869-1932


Watch this tutorial video for some effective and time-saving searching strategies:

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