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Theatre & Performance Studies


The easiest way to find scholarly books and articles is by searching the library catalog, NUsearch. For example, here is a search for "theatre in the round" that you can browse, limit by various filters, or customize with your own search terms. The location of a physical item in the library can be found by using the "Locate" link in that item's catalog record.

Other helpful databases for finding scholarly literature in theatre studies and practice include:


Ordering Books

Your librarian purchases books for the collection on a regular basis, however, often times there are books you need for a class or your research that we miss. To place an order for a book, simply fill out the "Purchase Suggestion" form or email any details you have to Once the book has been ordered, received, and processed you will be sent an email letting you know its ready to be picked up and checked out.

If you are looking to purchase books for your personal collection, I recommend the following local bookstores and online retailers:

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a quick and cooperative way to receive scans of articles or book chapters as well as physical books from other libraries. To request an item via ILL, log in to your account and click on the "Place a Request" link. For more information or to contact the ILL department, please visit the Interlibrary Loan website.

Book Reviews

To find reviews of books, plays, and other media, use the "Reviews" filter in the library catalog. Here is an example search for book reviews of Toni Morrison's novel Beloved. To make things easier, click on the example search link and simply enter the title you are interested in finding review of. Other places to find reviews include: