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Find Articles and Journals

Use these databases to search across multiple journals and to identify articles on your topic.
Databases for Theatre Research
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text. Includes articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries.
Drama Online (until 5/16/21)

Scholarly vs Popular Articles

Scholarly vs. Popular Journals

Scholarly Journals

  • Authored by experts in their fields
  • Authors cite their sources
  • Peer-review process
  • Reports on scholarly research
  • Charts and Graphs
  • Little or no advertising
  • Longer articles


  • Authors are staff, freelance, or columnists
  • Sources are mentioned but not fully cited
  • Advertisements/Consumer oriented
  • No peer-review process
  • Purpose is to inform or entertain
  • General Audiences
  • Shorter articles


Selected Theatre Journal Titles