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Dramatic Media Research Guide: Welcome

Welcome

If you have any questions about locating, evaluating, incorporating, and citing sources, please feel free to ask a librarian.

Welcome to the research guide for Dramatic Media at TLU!

1: Find background information in reference books

Reference books can provide background material and be a launching point for further research. Here are a few, and you can find many more in the library catalog advanced search with the Location limited to Reference. You can also search for e-reference items using our Gale Virtual Reference Library or Credo Reference.

2. Need books or ebooks? Search the Library Catalog

The Library Catalog is the gateway to finding books.  Some commonly used terms for drama items in the catalog are theater, motion pictures, and performing arts.

Advanced Search

Blumberg Memorial Library arranges materials by the Library of Congress Classification System. Books about drama and film will be in the PN1600-3307 area.

3. Need articles? Search the databases

Databases allow you to find scholarly articles. To see all of TLU's databases, visit the Blumberg Memorial Library Resources page and select either databases by Subject or by Title.

Here are a few key databases for drama and film:

Ask a Librarian

Reference desk

TLU librarians offer in-depth research help.

Chat or Text

Ask a Question: The system will prompt you to send a text or an email, or a live chat if a librarian is available. 

Visit

During library open hours, ask at the main desk for help finding what you need or help setting up an appointment with a librarian. 

Email

librarian@tlu.edu

Call

830-372-8100

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--Using databases off-campus--

If you are using an off-campus computer, you will be prompted for your last name (Not your network username but last name only) and your 8-digit TLU number.

--Finding a particular journal--

To see if a journal or magazine is available, either online or in print, look in the Periodicals by Title list.

--Suggested Web resources--

Interlibrary Loan

Need an item that our library doesn't own? No worries, you can email the title, author and date of what you need to ill@tlu.edu or fill out a form (sign in required). We can get most (but not all) articles within 24 hours and many books within 4-8 days. 

For more information, visit our interlibrary loan page.

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--Evaluate and cite sources--