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Theatre & Performance Studies Research Guide

Your guide to Theatre & Performance Studies resources in the UM Libraries!

Searching the Catalog

Use the Library Catalog to search for physical objects the Libraries own:

  • books
  • journals
  • audio and video recordings
  • archival material
  • and more!


Need a refresher? Check out the tutorials below:


How-To Research Assistance: Need help finding a book or an article? How about some general information on identifying and selecting research sources or how to organize a bibliography? Get started with these step by step tutorials. 

Research Steps - An Introduction: Get a basic overview of the library research process - choose a topic, find books, articles, and other resources, and cite your materials. Visit our guide and learn more.

Basic Search

Go to the library homepage to search by title, author or subject

You can check off some boxes in the left sidebar to limit your search. Below, only books are being displayed.

Further down the sidebar, you can refine your search by author or year.

    Advanced Search

    If you need your search to be a little more specific, you can use ADVANCED SEARCH to look up material by:

    • Location (MSPAL? McKeldin? Art Library?)
    • Format (Book vs CD vs DVD, etc)
    • Multiple Subjects or Key Words (search for books on "DANCE" AND "GENDER")
    • and much, much more!

    Go to the library homepage and click on the words "Classic Catalog"

    Then Click on the tab that says "advanced search".

    Check it out! Now you can search with all sorts of specifications!