This guide will help point you to great scholarly resources to use for research about all aspects of the theater. Start by finding background information in encyclopedias, dictionaries and reference databases, a few of which are highlighted here. Then proceed to dig into your subject by navigating the other tabs on the Theater Research Guide to find books, journal articles, websites, audio and visual resources and streaming videos.
Please note that the words "theater" and "theatre" are interchangeable, so you might to have to use both spellings when doing your research. In Britain and Europe, "theatre" is usually used, but in the United States, both spellings are liberally used.