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Theatre 373: Actors: Books

This page is intended for Puget Sound students enrolled in Professor Freeman's course. It serves as a starting point for the actor research and presentation assignment.

Searching Primo for Books

 

When searching with Primo, try these search tips.

Use quote marks around the person's name. Ex. "Edwin Booth"

Sort by relevance if you don't find anything in the first page of results.

In Primo, use the facets on the left side bar to narrow your search to books or articles. Keep in mind that articles are limited and you should also search the databases recommended.

Try a subject search. Some suggestions are below. Copy and paste in the search box.

  • "Women in the theater -- United States -- History -- 19th century"
  • "Actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography"
  • "Actresses -- France -- Biography"
  • "Actresses United States Biography"
  • "Actors -- Great Britain - Biography"
  • "Actors -- United States -- Biography"
  • "Actors -- France -- Biography"
  • "Actors -- Italy -- Biography"
  • "Acting History"
  •   "Theater -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century"
  • "Theater -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century"
  • "Theater --United States -- History -- 19th century"
  • "Theater --United States -- History -- 18th century"
  • "Theater --France -- History -- 18th century"
  • "Theater --France -- History -- 19th century"
  • Theater  Europe History 18th   century
  • Theater and society"

For our remote learners who are unable to take advantage of our local pick up of print books, we are offering a digitization service.  Students may request that portions of print books be scanned.  Reference books can't be checked out but sections of them can be digitized if you indicate the specific pages or chapters. When signed in to Primo, a link will appear in the PRIMO record that alerts users to this service. Indicate in the request, which actor you are looking for and staff will scan that entry. 

Google Books

Use Google Books to search the text of a book.

Google Book Search

Social and Cultural History

For our remote learners who are unable to take advantage of our local pick up of print books, we are offering a digitization service.  Students may request that portions of print books be scanned.  Reference books can't be checked out but sections of them can be digitized if you indicate the specific pages or chapters. When signed in to Primo, a link will appear in the PRIMO record that alerts users to this service. Indicate in the request, which actor you are looking for and staff will scan that entry. 

Books in HathiTrust

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

To access content, "LOG IN" by choosing the University of Puget Sound as your member library. You'll be prompted to enter your Puget Sound credentials. This opens up access to available content.

Books about Actors and Acting

For our remote learners who are unable to take advantage of our local pick up of print books, we are offering a digitization service.  Students may request that portions of print books be scanned.  Reference books can't be checked out but sections of them can be digitized if you indicate the specific pages or chapters. When signed in to Primo, a link will appear in the PRIMO record that alerts users to this service.