Theatre & Film

The following databases will lead you to articles in journals in theatre, film studies, and related fields.

MLA International Bibliography

MLA is an extensive index to journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Subjects covered include literature from all over the world, folk literature, folk music, folk art, folk rituals and beliefs systems, linguistics, translation, literary theory and criticism, film, radio, television, theater, rhetoric and composition.  Indexing begins in 1963. Interlibrary loan requests may be placed directly from MLA.

Project MUSE

Project MUSE provides the full text of several titles in the fields of theatre, film and the performing arts.  Additionally, several of the literature titles in Project MUSE cover theatre topics.

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete indexes over 9,300 periodicals in many disciplines, providing over 5,300 journals in full text.


JSTOR includes access to full-text archives of several titles in the performing arts. In addition, several of the literature titles in JSTOR cover theatre topics.