Drama, Film, & Theater Research Guide

Databases  Reference  Books  Journals  Videos  Web Sites 

This guide will point you to many of the library's resources in drama, film, & theater and will link you to additional resources. If you need help with your research ask a librarian.  


Search library databases for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, case studies, editorials, reports, reviews, and other documents. The following databases are recommended for research in Drama, film, and theater. 

To select the databae(s) most suited to your needs, click on DatabaseInfoIcon for more information about each database. 

Most Frequently Used Databases in Literary Scholarship: 

Most Frequently Used Databases for Finding Drama Online:

Additional literary works are available online from our Databases for English as well as Quick Reference: Literature. Or select other databases from all database options.

Are you looking for an article you can't find from the links above?

Help Using the Databases

 Select your guide or video tutorial from our Catalog and Database Help page.  

Advance Database Tools for Organizing your Research

Learn about bookmarking your articles, creating alerts, saving your searches, and more from videos on using advance tools in the databases. 

Reference & Books

Select from the following reference works to find dictionaries, criticisms, biographies, and more: 

Multi-volume Critical Reference Series

Additional Reference & Books

Reference Online

Books and Ebooks

Library Catalogs

  • 780s (music)
  • 790s (recreational arts)
  • 800s (literature)

Are you looking for an item you can't find through the links above?



Web Sites

Visit the following sites for authoritative information on theater, films, history of drama, and more.


Online Film Dictionary 

General Information

History of the Theatre

Prizes and Awards

 Past last updated: 12 May 2015 | ODU Library Reference Services