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Journal Articles

Find journal articles in the many databases the library subscribes to.

When conducting theatre research, search using these elements:

  • Playwright's name
  • Name of playMap symbol theatre 02.svg
  • Alternate spellings/name of play
  • Genre
  • Performers
  • Actors/actresses
  • Acting company
  • Places
  • Themes
  • Characters
  • Symbolism
  • Reviews
  • Criticism
  • Notices

Other things to consider:

  • Combine the above elements with the appropriate logic operator
  • Are there multiple ways to describe a play? playwright? etc.
  • Be cautious how you truncate a search term, you could retrieve irrelevant results.

If you still aren't sure, ask a librarian.

From an EbscoHost database,

  • Click on the detailed record for the article.
  • Click on the link “Request document via interlibrary loan” and complete the form.

Otherwise, please fill out this Interlibrary Loan Item Request Form.

Questions? Contact Abigail DeWeese at 618.374.5072 or

Google Scholar Search

You can add Principia College subscriptions with full text to your Google settings by -

Open Google Scholar > Settings

In Settings > Select Library Links

Type Principia to see all the options > Check All Three

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Use Google Scholar to search widely for scholarly books, articles, and other resources available online.