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Key Journal Indexes

Covers journal articles, books, book articles and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries.
Fundamental research tool for the humanities - over 4000 international journals in the humanities.
Provides access to English language literature in full text, reference works, bibliographies, web pages and full-text journals

Other Useful Indexes

Indexes the contents of articles from small and alternative journals / magazines. Includes coverage of experimental and political theatre.
Comprehensive index to articles, book and media reviews, and dissertations about American and Canadian history and culture from prehistoric times to present.
Indexes both scholarly articles about the theater and critical reviews of theatrical performances. A&HCI is part of Web of Science. To search this database select A&HCI under MORE SETTINGS near the bottom of the screen.
Index to over 700 Canadian journals and newspapers.
Comprehensive index to the world's historical literature (except Canada and the United States) from 1450 to the present. Indexes journal articles, selected books and dissertations.
Readers' Guide
REF AI3 .R4 from 1900-2006 (Readers's Guide to Periodical Literature)
REF AP3.R496 (1890-1922) (Nineteenth Century Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature)
Indexes over 300 general interest journals, magazines, and newspapers from Canada / U.S.

Interdisciplinary Journal Databases

JSTOR (ejournal archive to entire "backrun" of many core academic journals in the humanities, social sciences, business, and law, from v. 1 to within 2-5 years of current volume).

Project MUSE (initially a joint project of the Johns Hopkins University Press and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at JHU, providing digital humanities and social sciences content since 1995 from leading university presses and scholarly societies)

Why Use an Index?

Use an article index to find journal articles on your topic, as well as other materials related to history.    

Some will contain the full text of journals but if the full text is not readily available, click on Get It Link Icon.

If the "Get It" link does not find anything, don't assume that the Library does not hold the item.  A search in Omni for the title of the journal (or book) might find it. 

If clicking on a full text link does not take you directly to the article, you will need to navigate a bit to get the article you want - depending on the resource provide

Evaluate Articles

Articles are important in your research as they contain the most-up-to-date research in a given field and often focus on a particular aspect of a topic.

But not all journal articles will be useful for your essay so you will need to evaluate before you use them. 

Consult our guide, Distinguishing Scholary from Non Scholarly Periodicals, to discover the difference