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Theatre 373: Actors: Articles

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.

Subject Databases

Start with these selected subject databases to find scholarly articles.

General and Newspaper Databases

Research Strategies

Start with the actor's name.

Ex. "Ira Aldridge"

If the name is common, add the word actor.

Ex. "George Holland" and actor

Look for the actor as author.

Broaden your search to include the theatre where the actor performed.

Ex. Drury Lane, Covent Garden

Search for historical information about the state of theatre in a given country.

Ex. Theatre and France and 19th Century

Search for the political, economic, and social history of a country for context.

Ex.  Great Britain History 19th Century

Tipasa: Interlibrary Loan

If your article is not available at Collins Library, you've got another option to getting it. Use Tipasa, our interlibrary loan service.

You'll need to set up an account the first time you use it and log in subsequently.

Once you have an account, either go directly to Tipasa and manually enter the information, or, if you're using a database, look for a shortcut link to automatically fill out the form, like this:

Interlibrary Loan Link

Allow at least a week for the article to come. If your  article is delivered in electronic format, you'll receive an email with a link to follow as soon as it's arrived. If it's delivered in paper, you'll receive it right in your campus mailbox.