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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! 

Why are these types of materials worthy of reading? Not all sources are created equal. See this Information Timeline.

Need a refresher? Check out the link below:

Click here for an Introduction to Research to get a basic overview of the library research process - choose a topic, find books, articles, and other resources, and cite your materials. Look for other links from that page to help you in your process.

Always remember that you can ask your librarian to help you find books, too. Drew Barker's profile can be found by clicking here.

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!