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Theatre & Drama: Books 

When doing your research, sometimes books are exactly what you need.
  • Books provide you with comprehensive information about your topic, providing you with an overview, background, and major theories in depth.
  • Finding books by different authors will often allow you to have many different points of view about the same subject.

    Search for books here at Millikin's library in the online catalog.

    Books on Theatre:

    • Browse the following areas of the library's stacks (second and third floor) in the following call number ranges:

      PN 2012 - PN 3251  Theatre (General)

      PN 6111 - PN 6120   (Plays in collections)
      PN 2052  (Directing)
      PN 2055  (Acting)
      PN 2071  (Auditions)
      PN 2067  (Costumes )
      PN 2085  (Stagecraft)
      PN 2221  (Theatre History)
      ML 1711  (Musical Theatre)
      M 1503 - M 1507  (Scores for musicals- third floor, near the elevator, or on Reserve)
      GT 510 - GT 1741  (Costumes and fashion)
      GV 1585 - GV 1800  (Dance)
      TT 504 - TT 835  (More Costumes and fashion.)

      Browse by subject in the online catalog:

      Sometimes one of the best ways to find books on your topic is to do some subject browsing in the Online catalog.

      There are two ways to do this easily:

      Number 1
    • Do a regular search (either Quick or Advanced) for your topic and find a book that is good for your research.
    • In the result list from the search, click on the title of the book so that you can the full record of information about it.
    • After the publication information, there is a section called "Subject LCSH".
    • This list of the subjects describes the content of the book. If one of these subject headings looks useful for your topic, click on it.
    • That will bring you to an alphabetical listing of the subject headings for the online catalog. This listing shows you how many books the library owns which fall into each category.
    • Find the category you want and click on it. This brings up the list off books categorized for that subject.

      Number 2
    • In either the Advanced or Quick search, type in the term for your search.
    • Set the Search By box to Subject or Subject Words.
    • Click search, this brings up the alphabetical listing of the subject headings for the online catalog.
    • This listing shows you how many books the library owns which fall into each category.
    • Find the category you want and click on it. This brings up the list off books categorized for that subject.

      Possible Subject Headings to use as search terms:

      Broad Terms with many subcategories:
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama
      Clothing and Dress
      Fashion
      Musicals
      Theater
      Theaters
      Theatrical

      More Specific Subjects Headings:
      Theater and society
      Theater architecture
      Theater audiences
      Theater-history-20th century
      Theater-production and direction
      Theater-United States
      Theaters-stage setting and scenery
      Clothing and dress --History --20th century.
      Dance-history
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