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Theatre: Theatre Databases

Resources for students in the Theatre Department

Theatre Databases at Purdue


  • MLA International Bibliography:  This database is a classified listing and subject index of scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore and linguistics which has been compiled by the Modern Language Association of America since 1926.


  • New York Times Historical: complete cover-to-cover backfiles of the New York Times from Sept.1851 up to three years prior to the current year (through the end of 2008 if you are using it in 2012, through 2009 during 2013, etc.)



  • ProQuest Newsstream (was ProQuest Newsstand):  Full text of 1,300+ newspapers from the U.S., U.K., and around the world, including Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Times [London], El Pais [Madrid], Le Monde [Paris], The South China Morning Post [Hong Kong], and many others. Coverage: Current, with backfiles from 1980s to 2010, depending on title.

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