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Theatre / Drama Research Guide: Home

This guide will assist Theatre/Drama students in finding information and tools for research, assignments, and for furthering their knowledge and understanding in their chosen fields of study.


This guide should help you start researching in Drama/Theatre/Musical Theatre.

Use the tabs above to find different kinds of sources. For more help, use the chat window on this page to ask questions. You may also contact the Librarian listed in this guide for assistance.

This guide serves as a starting point for research and is not intended to be comprehensive.

Musicals & Scores

Scores, sound recordings, and librettos are located in the Music Listening Room  (first floor, room 108).  To find out what we have, you can search the catalog for author/title/subject.  The call numbers in the MLR where these items are generally located are:

  • M1500
  • M1503
  • M1507
  • M1508
  • ML50

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Theatre Databases

Play Index:



Playscripts are located on the 3rd floor near the main staircase.

Check them out just like other books (read the FAQs).

Find what we have available in the library catalog: search by play title or playwright (author). That will provide you with the location information. Or select the location "Plays" in the catalog along with entering a keyword, or just select the location itself to browse everything in the playscripts collection.

play bins at the SHSU library

playscripts in a play bin at the SHSU library

Theatre Librarian

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Rebecca Yantis
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