Use this guide to quickly find reputable sources and save time on your research! Contact your subject librarian or the reference librarians if you need more help. For an overview of how to research efficiently, see Steps of the Research Process.
Finding Materials in the Library
Search CityCat to find books, e-books, disks and more. There are many ways to search, such as Title, Author and Keyword.
Books in the library are organized by call number according to the Library of Congress classification system which groups items by subject, so you can often simply browse the shelves. Here are some relevant subjects and their call numbers:
Acting PN 2055-2073
Drama PN 1600-1861
Monologues PN 2080
Shakespeare PN 1995.9.W6
Theater PN 2200-3307
Reference books are great for short overviews and background information. There are also reference resources in our database section.
The Columbia encyclopedia of modern drama PN1861 .C65 2007 (Rosenberg)
The World encyclopedia of contemporary theatre PN1861 .W67 1994 (Rosenberg)
The City College Library has purchased ebooks or digital versions of books. When you are not on campus you will need to enter the barcode numberfrom your student ID. The barcode number begins with 22417....
Links to specific EBooks (you'll need you student barcode number, if you are off-campus (at home):
Use databases for specialized and the most up-to-date information, especially academic (scholarly) sources that are not available for free on the Web. See the Articles & Databases page for a full list of databases available. If you are off-campus (at home), you will need your barcode to access these databases.
Sample Periodical Titles from our Databases
The web can be a great resource for finding information related to theater, drama and acting. However, it's very important to carefully evaluate Web sites for accuracy, currency, bias and credibility.
Last updated 4/6/11