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ENTH 3139: Modern American Drama and Performance

About this Guide

Dramatist Lorraine Hansberry at the time of her play "A Raisin in the Sun" opening in New Haven, Connecticut, prior to its run on Broadway, 1959.This guide highlights key resources for conducting effective information research in theatre, including the following: 

  • Reference sources to find background information on your topic
  • Catalogs to search for books in print and online
  • Databases for locating scholarly journal articles
  • Databases for locating primary sources & historical news articles
  • Resources for locating and sourcing images
  • Resources for citing your sources and writing

If you need assistance identifying additional resources, search terms or strategies, please schedule a research consultation

Other useful guide:

Image: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Dramatist Lorraine Hansberry at the opeining of her play "A Raisin in the Sun" in New Haven, Connecticut" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 17, 2023.

Background Research & Reference

These sources contain scholarly background information. Many are available online, but some are only in print. When a book is available as an ebook, the call number section will say "ebook." Otherwise, the primary library name and call number will be linked.