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ENTH 3139: Modern American Drama and Performance

Database search tips

  • The general search tips for CLIO also apply to the article databases.
  • If you find an article or a book that is relevant, the bibliography/works cited page can be a useful road map to other relevant literature that was previously published.  
  • If you find an article or a book that is relevant, you can use Google Scholar and some other databases to find out whether it was cited by other scholars after it was published. Search for the title of an article/monograph and search and click on "Cited by" to generate a list of publications that have referenced that source.
  • In many databases, you can narrow your results to scholarly publications only. Look for "limit to ... scholarly publications/peer-reviewed/refereed publications only" or similar language. This will help you find articles from journals that have gone through a rigorous peer review process.  

Scholarly Databases

Searching the databases for secondary sources is often better done within the individual databases, rather than just CLIO Articles, as you can limit by discipline or subject focus, and don't see as many repeat entries.

Historical & Social Context

Performance Studies

Literary Theory & Criticism

General/Interdisciplinary Databases

Interlibrary Loan for Articles

If we don't have access to an article or book chapter you need, you can place an interlibrary loan (ILL) request for it! Including as much information about the resource as you can, especially the ISSN, will help speed the process.

There are two ways to place an ILL request for an article:

1. From the e-link page of an article e-link logo (click images for larger versions)

Screenshot of e-link page, with arrow pointing to the Interlibrary Loan link

2. Via the ILL page on Columbia's site (click images for larger versions). Choose your institution, and then log-in with your UNI to request an article. If it's your first time logging in, you'll have to fill out some contact information initially.

screenshot of interlibrary loan article request form