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Theatre Collection


Hello! This research guide is designed to help you locate theatre materials available through the library. 

If you would like to make a recommendation for a resource that we currently don't have or if you need research assistance, please contact your Personal Librarian: Shellie Austin.

Top 3 Databases for Scholarly Theatre Research

Major Theatre Headings for Searching the Libraries' Catalog

When searching the Libraries' catalog to locate books, here are some subjects that you might search for to find more information on a specific subject/topic! Just copy one of the subjects listed below and paste it in the catalog search box.  Select "Subject" from the drop down menu to the left.  Click on "Search" to see what we own at SBU Libraries.

  • Theater
  • Theater -- History
  • Drama---15th Century, etc.
  • Acting
  • Costume
  • Theater -- Production and direction
  • Playwriting

Citing Sources

Need help citing your sources?
The Purdue Online Writing Lab is a great guide for citing sources in MLA. Find the link below:

Database Searching Tips