Research Guides

Theatre and Performance

New Databases

Handbooks and Overviews

Locating Dissertations

To find dissertations, access Digital Dissertations and learn how to request dissertations via the Center for Research Libraries, please visit our Dissertations and Theses guide.

Manhattan Research Library Initiative (MaRLI)

This research initiative allows select researchers access and circulation privileges at Columbia University, NYU, and NYPL research libraries. To be eligible you must have a NYPL library card and demonstrate research need. Further information about MaRLI and the application process can be found on the NYPL website here.


This research guide is developed to highlight some of the key resources in Theatre. Choose from the topics in the tabs across the top of this page to focus on the materials you need. 

To find sources for journal articles select the Find Articles tab

To search for print and electronic books select the Find Books tab

To search for plays, play indexes, promptbooks, and monologues select Find Plays tab

To search archival collections and primary source databases select the Primary Sources tab

To search for archival images and videos select Find Images/Video tab

For information on grants and fellowship opportunities select the Funding tab

My contact information appears in the box to the right. If you'd like to meet with me to discuss your work or for help with the materials listed here please phone or send me an email . Using this guide is a good way to get started but there may be more specialized tools and sources that don't appear here to which I can direct you.

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