The UCR Library collects resources in theatre studies, as well as related interdisciplinary subjects such as acting or performance production, supporting both coursework and research conducted by our students and faculty. We offer subject-specific and general research educational services at the library and provide access to information that includes the entire UC Libraries System and beyond.

Conducting Research

Books & Articles

Books are useful for getting a broad introduction or background information for topics in theatre studies. Search by topic keywords in the UCR catalog or the Melvyl (UC) catalog.

Scholarly articles are carefully evaluated (peer-reviewed) by subject experts to provide reliable and credible information. Locate theatre studies articles by searching the theatre databases. The most popular databases are listed on this page.


Many theatre journals are found electronically and can be browsed in the UC Journal finder. Use the UCR catalog to find journals on campus.

Specialized Resources

Streaming Video
Performances are available to stream online through Theatre in Video via Alexander Street Press.

Databases such as Proquest Digital Dissertations are useful for finding theatre dissertations and theses.

Quick Reference