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Theat 270: History of Theater Up To 1700

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Research and Instruction Librarian for Music & Fine Arts

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Karen Olson
Christiansen Hall of Music 147 (Music Library)
& Rolvaag Library 306

Databases for secondary sources

Theater Research

St. Olaf Libraries provides a wide variety of databases to support your research. The list above is only a fraction of what is available; the full database list is here.

Historical Research

Databases for primary sources

Accessing Articles in the Databases

Many databases will offer the full text for the articles they index. Look for a Full Text button or link.

Screenshot of the PDF Full Text link in a database.

If the full text is not available directly from that database, we may still have access to it somewhere else.  Click the Find It! button to search for the article in Catalyst.

Screenshot of the Find It! button link in a database.

If you click the Find It! button, one of three things will happen.

Best result: you get redirected immediately to the article you want.

Good result: you get redirected to a Catalyst record for the article which provides options for how to access the article.  Here's an article that is available online in two different databases, ProQuest Research Library and Taylor & Francis Journals Complete. You can click the one you want to use to access it.

Screenshot of the Catalyst record for an article. The online options for accessing it are marked.

Okay result: The Find It! button reroutes you to a Catalyst record that tells you to "search for a physical copy or request a copy." Never fear! We can probably still get this article for you via Resource Sharing.  See the "Requesting Materials from Other Libraries" tab on the left for instructions on placing a Resource Sharing request.

Screenshot of a Catalyst record for an article we do not have. The line "Search for physical copies or request a copy" is marked.