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Theater Research at the Library of Congress

Databases and External Resources

The following curated lists focus on helpful resources for research on or related to theater. Using the resources below, you can find music manuscripts, correspondence, production information on specific composers, musical works, scholarly articles from journals and books, reviews of articles and books, articles from trade magazines, newspaper articles, conference papers, and more.

For a comprehensive list of the databases to which the Library subscribes and offers for on-site access, visit the E-resources Online Catalog.

The following resources are freely available for research.

The subscription resources marked with a padlock  are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress. If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.