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Just getting started?

Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

Other Useful Guides

Guide to the Library Using Databases Citation Guide

Library Catalog: Books, Videos, e-Books and more!

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Drama PN 1600-3307 Drama History PN 1720-1861 Dramatic Representation. The Theater PN 2000-3307
French Drama History and Criticism PQ 500-591 French Drama Collections PQ 1211-1241 English Drama History and Criticism PR 621-739
English Drama Collections PR 1241-1273 American Drama History and Criticism PS 330-352 American Drama Collections PS 623-635

The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Reference Sources

Title Call Number
The Cambridge History of American Theatre REF PN2221 .C37 1998
The Ivan R. Dee Guide to Plays and Playwrights REF PN2035 .G73 2004
Dictionary of the Theatre: Terms, Concepts and Analysis REF PN2035 .P2913 1998
The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre REF PN2035 .C65 2002
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The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.

To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Philosophy, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Philosophy" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Circulating Books

Title Call Number
The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance PN2035 .O94 2010
How Plays Work PN1661 .E34 2009
Found in Translation: Greek Drama in English PA3136 .W35 2009
The Pulitzer Prize Plays: the First Fifty Years, 1917-1967 PS351 .F47 2008

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To search the Library Catalog for books about Philosophy, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Philosophy" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

E-Books

Title E-Book Type
Unbroken Thread: An Anthology of Plays by Asian American Women netLibrary eBook
Studies in French-Classical Tragedy netLibrary eBook
Melodramatic Formations: American Theatre and Society, 1820-1870 netLibrary eBook
A Reader’s Guide to Modern Irish Drama netLibrary eBook

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To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Philosophy or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Philosophy" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Audio/Visual Materials

Title Call Number
Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare PR3091 .I26 2009
Understanding Shakespeare: The Tragedy Series PR3093 .U53 2007
The Theater In Shakespeare’s Time PR2894 .S7 1991
Greek Drama: From Ritual to Theater PA3131 .G74 2008

Find More Drama Find More Theater Find More Acting


To search the Library Catalog for books about Philosophy, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Philosophy" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.

Tips!

Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:

If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems requesting an item, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

If the item is not available in the catalog:

Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

Recommended Databases

Literature Resource Center Full-text journal articles, critical essays, work overviews & summaries, and author biographies from authoritative sources.
Bloom’s Literary Reference Online Essays and criticism examining the lives of great authors and their works throughout history.
JSTOR Complete historical full text of all issues of journals in a wide range of humanities and social science fields.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Dozens of complete reference books on arts, business, education, history, law, literature, sciences, and technology, including the popular sets of Short Stories for Students, Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, and Drama for Students.

Tips!

Finding the right database:

If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.

If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library ->Find Articles Tab -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab

If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Find Database by Title

If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.

Accessing Databases from Home:

You can access these databases from home using your library barcode. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Scholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.

Websites

Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.

Suggested Websites:

History of Drama http://www.usu.edu/markdamen/clasdram/chapters/011intro.htm
Theatre History theatrehistory.com
Broadway 101 talkinbroadway.com/bway101
A Primer for Actors lecatr.people.wm.edu/PrimerForActors.html
Glossary of Technical Theater Terms theatrecrafts.com/glossary.php

Getting research assistance . . .

Subject Librarian

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
Email: sarahpwilhelm@lonestar.edu Phone: 936.273.7393 office: bldg. F-161

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.eduPhone: 936 273 7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: LSC-Montgomery Drama Department

Name Email Phone Number Office Number
Chase Waites, Department Chair/Faculty Adviser chase@lonestar.edu 936.271.6127 F252


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