References Resources:


The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

Gale Literary Sources (a database covering mostly (but not exclusively) English-language literature and comprising all sorts of resources, including reference works, academic journals, book reviewing magazines, and even full-length monographs)

Bloom’s Literature (information on literature primarily from high school textbooks and academic books)

Musical Theater Songs

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

Play Index (references to plays published in anthologies and collections)


Credo Reference (articles from almost 900 reference works, such as subject-specific encyclopedias)

Oxford Reference (almost 900 reference resources, such as subject-specific encyclopedias, in all subjects)

Gale Virtual Reference Library (a small set of reference resources on various subjects)

Biography in Context (information about notable people, both contemporary and historical, from a wide range of sources, such as biographical dictionaries, magazines, newspapers, and academic journals)

Britannica Academic Edition (a general encyclopedia aimed at college students)


Converse’s Mickel Library Catalog

Ebook Central (ProQuest) (over 200k academic books)

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) (over 130k academic books)

PASCAL Delivers (combined catalog for South Carolina’s college/university libraries)

WorldCat (combined catalog for most U.S. college, university, and public libraries)

Women Writers Online (complete transcriptions of texts published in English between 1526 and 1850)

Other E-book Databases (including open-access e-books)

Periodical Article Databases


Music & Performing Arts Collection (full-text of 300-ish American and international journals in these two fields; citations and abstracts for articles in hundreds of additional journals)

MLA International Bibliography

Gale Literary Sources

Theatre Topics (a journal from Johns Hopkins University Press’s Project Muse database)


Academic Search Complete (one of the world’s largest databases of academic journals and magazines on all subjects)

JSTOR (non-current full-text articles in core academic journals in all subjects) (Arts and Sciences I, II, III, V, VII, VIII, and Music Collection)

Humanities Full Text (provides full-text articles from 300-ish core journals in history, religion, philosophy, literature, theatre, and film; provides citations to articles in another 400-ish journals)

Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega (magazine articles in all subjects)

Periodicals Available at Converse

Interlibrary Loan/PASCAL Delivers

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