Subject Databases


Arrow Archiving Research Resources on the Web is a digital collection of research publications produced by researchers at DIT. All items in this collection are full text. This collection is being developed and is not currently a full listing.
  Arts and Humanities Citation Index AHCI is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It indexes 1,100+ journals.
The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre  
  English Drama

A collection of more than 3,900 plays from the medieval mystery cycles to the comedies of Oscar Wilde. User Guide  

  Theatre in Video

Theatre in Video contains more than 100 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 60 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more than 250 hours in all.  User Guide  

 Proquest Dissertations and Theses: Abstracts & Index  

With more than two million entries, Dissertation Abstracts database is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and masters theses. 

Nexis UK

Nexis UKprovides access to over 20,000 news sources , including:
 - General news sources , including world newspapers, magazines & journals etc.
 - Industries section includes Entertainment & Arts.

 - Biographical information NexisUKprovides access to biographical information and more specifically entertainment biographies

The Oxford Comanion to American Theatre  
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare  
Oxford Reference Online


Oxford Reference Online contains Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Quotations, Illustrations, Timelines, and so on for a wide variety of subjects. The subject "Performing Arts" contains many reference books for the study of music and drama. These include The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, A Dictionary of Opera Characters, the Grove Book of Operas and so on.

 User Guide


Twentieth Century Drama

Bringing together an unparalleled collection of the most important works from the last century from the English-speaking world, Twentieth Century Drama is the essential resource for the study and research of the drama of this influential period.



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