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Theatre - History of Theatre I: Journals

Suggested resources for the History of Theatre course.

Sometimes you may come across an article title and wonder - Does Vanguard provide access to this article? Try searching our Journal Portal by journal title. This page covers how to search and explore the Journal Portal. 


Searching the Journal Portal

Let's say I am looking for the article "Costumes and Scripts in the Elizabethan Theaters" published in Renaissance Quarterly in volume 48, issue 2 in 1995. 

Search the Journal Portal by title:

Then select the database with the correct date range access:

From there you will be redirected to the database - select the year, volume, and issue you need and you should have access to the article. 

Browsing the Journal Portal

You can also browse the Journal Portal by subject. 

Select Music, Dance, Drama, & Film". Then select the sub-category "Drama" to view a list of theater-related journals.

Select the journal you'd like to explore. You will then be re-directed to the database. From there, you can search within the journal. 


Interlibrary Loans

If Vanguard doesn't provide access to the article, then we can always process an interlibrary loan (ILL) for you. An ILL is when we contact other libraries that have access to the article and see if we can get a free electronic copy for you to use. Just fill out this ILL Request Form. ILLs can take anywhere from 24 hours to 3 days - it mainly depends on how quickly the other library fulfills our request.