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Theatre Research Guide: Reference

This is a basic research guide for theatre students at Marshall University.


Reference materials provide an overview of topics, define terms, and list recommended readings. On this page you will find a selection of reference materials related to theatre.

For more reference books and ebooks search the Library Catalog or search all of the library holdings using Summon.

If you need further help feel free to contact your library liaison: Leeann Hesson at

Reference Database

Online Reference Sources

Print Reference Books

Below is a selection of print reference books that can be found on the 1st floor of Drinko Library.

Digital Reference Books

Below is a selection of reference ebooks. Ebooks often provide the option to search, save, and print sections.