Plagiarism is a form of cheating which may lower the grade you receive on your assignment. You must cite the source of any direct quotation and of any facts or ideas you obtained from another source. For more information about how to avoid plagiarism, please watch this brief video from Bainbridge College in YouTube: Plagiarism: How to Avoid It (www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q0NlWcTq1Y).
For tips on citation format, please see the MLA Formatting and Style Guide courtesy of the OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab (owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01).
Reference books are shelved by Library of Congress call number on the fourth and fifth floors of the Ruth Haas Library. To learn about LC call numbers, please watch the brief video Reading a Call Number in YouTube (courtesy of the Douglas College Library). Reference books may not be checked out, but free scanners are available for student use on the first floor of the Library (please use your flash drive).
|Cambridge Guide to Theatre||Ref PN 2035.C27 1995|
|Cambridge Guide to American Theatre. Second edition.||Ref PN 2221.C37 2007|
|Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama. 2 volumes.||Ref PN 1861.C65 2007|
|Comedy: A Geographical and Historical Guide. 2 volumes.||Ref PN 6147.C565 2005|
|Drama Dictionary||Ref PN 1625.H64 1988|
|The Facts on File Companion to American Drama. Second edition.||Ref PS 330.F33 2010|
|The Facts on File Companion to Classical Drama||Ref PA 3024.T48 2005|
|The Facts on File Dictionary of the Theatre||Ref PN 2035.F27 1988|
|Historical Dictionary of African American Theater||Ref PN 2270.A35.H53 2009|
|Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Modernism||Ref PN 2266.3.F57 2008|
|International Dictionary of Theatre. 3 volumes.||Ref PN 2035.I49 1992|
|International Dictionary of Theatre Language||Ref PN 2035.I5 1985|
|McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama. 4 volumes.||Ref PN 1625.M3 1972|
|The Oxford Companion to American Theatre. Third edition.||Ref PN 2220.B6 2004|
|The Oxford Companion to the Theatre. Fourth edition.||Ref PN 2035.H3 1983|
|The Oxford Dictionary of Plays||Ref PN 1625.P38 2005|
|The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre & Performance. 2 volumes.||Ref PN 2035.O94 2003|
|Theatre World Annual (1950 to present)||Ref PN 2277.N5.A17|
|Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre. 2 volumes.||Ref PN 2860.E53 2007|
|Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater||Ref PN 2871.Y46 2008|
|Historical Dictionary of French Theater||Ref PN 2637.F67 2010|
|Historical Dictionary of German Theater||Ref PN 2657.G73 2006|
|Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre||Ref PN 2921.L45 2006|
|Historical Dictionary of Russian Theater||Ref PN 2721.S46 2007|
|Drama Criticism (DC)||In Literature Criticism Online (see databases below)|
|Critical Survey of Drama. Second Revised Edition. 8 volumes.||Ref PN 1625.C68 2003|
|Black Literature Criticism (BLC)||Ref PS 153.N5.B556 1992|
|New York Times - Current (1980 to present)||Under Databases A-Z on library homepage|
|New York Times - Historical (1851-2009)||Under Databases A-Z on library homepage|
|Arthur Miller's Life and Literature: An Annotated and Comprehensive Guide||Ref 3525.I5156.K67 2000|
|Critical Companion to Arthur Miller||Ref PS 3525.I5156.Z5114 2007|
|Critical Companion to Eugene O'Neill. 2 volumes.||Ref PS 2529.N5.Z627266|
|Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams||Ref PS 3545.I5365.Z675 2005|
|Tennessee Williams: A Guide to Research and Performance||Ref PS 3545.I5365.Z8452|
|The Tennessee Williams Encyclopedia||Ref PS 3545.I5365.Z459 2004|
|Shakespearean Criticism (SC)||In Literature Criticism Online (see databases below)|
|Essential Shakespeare: An Annotated Bibliography of Major Modern Studies||Ref PR 2894.C53 1993|
|New Moulton's Library of Literary Criticism (Vol. 2 covers Shakespeare)||Ref PR 85.N39 1985|
|Shakespeare Index: An Annotated Bibliography of Critical Articles: 1959-1983. 2 volumes.||Ref PR 2894.S25 1992|
|All Things Shakespeare: An Encyclopedia of Shakespeare's World. 2 volumes.||Ref PR 2892.O56 2002|
|A Companion to Shakespeare's Works. 4 volumes.||Ref PR 2976.C572 2003|
|Facts on File Companion to Shakespeare. 5 volumes.||Ref PR 2892.B26 2012|
|The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare||Ref PR 2892.O94 2001|
|The Plays of William Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide||Ref PR 2987.C28 2001|
|Shakespeare: A Study and Research Guide||Ref PR 2894.B44 1995|
|Shakespeare A-Z||Ref PR 2892.B69 1990|
|Shakespeare the Playwright||Ref PR 2976.C27 1991|
|Shakespeare's World and Work. 3 volumes.||Ref PR 2892.S56 2001|
|Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB)||Under Databases A-Z on library homepage|
|American Writers. 4 volumes plus 4 supplements.||Ref PS 129.A55|
|Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature. 4 volumes.||Ref PS 21.E537 2004|
|British Writers. 8 volumes.||Ref PR 85.B688|
|Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature. 5 volumes.||Ref PR 19.O95 2006|
|European Writers (use index in volume 14)||Ref PN 501.E9 1983|
|African American Dramatists: An A-to-Z Guide||Ref PS 338.N4.A69 2004|
|American Playwrights Since 1945||Ref PS 350.A53 1988|
|Contemporary Black American Playwrights and Their Plays||Ref PS 153.N5.P43 1988|
|Early Black American Playwrights and Dramatic Writers||Ref PS 153.N5.P44 1990|
|Women Playwrights of Diversity: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook||Ref PS 338.W6.P48 1997|
|Theatrical Directors: A Biographical Dictionary||Ref PN 2205.T54 1994|
|New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. 2nd edition. 29 volumes.|
Also available online as Oxford Music Online.
|Ref ML100.N48 2001|
|American Musical Theatre: A Chronicle. Fourth edition.||Ref ML 1711.B67 2010|
|The American Musical Theatre Song Encyclopedia||Ref ML 102.M88.H59 1995|
|American Song: The Complete Musical Theatre Companion. 2 volumes.||Ref ML 128.M78.B6 1996|
|Broadway: An Encyclopedia of Theater and American Culture. 2 volumes.||Ref PN 2277.N5.B62 2010|
|Broadway Musicals: Show by Show. 6th edition.||Ref ML 1711.G735 2008|
|A Chronology of American Musical Theater. 3 volumes.||Ref ML 1711.8.N3.N67 2002|
|Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre. 2 volumes.||Ref ML 102.M88.G3 1994|
|Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical||Ref ML 102.M88.E94 2008|
|The Oxford Companion to the American Musical||Ref ML 102.M88.H593 2008|
|The Rodgers and Hammerstein Encyclopedia||Ref ML 102.M88.H595 2007|
CONSULS catalog workstations are concentrated on the first floor of the Haas Library, but there are some workstations on each of the other floors. You may logon to CONSULS via the WCSU Libraries Homepage at library.wcsu.edu or directly at www.consuls.org. For more detailed instructions on searching, please see the yellow CONSULS flyer on the display rack on the first floor.
Please Note: CONSULS ignores upper and lower case, and you may omit punctuation, except the hyphen which must be replaced by a space.
To limit search results to items owned by WCSU, click on Limit/Sort and then select WCSU under "WHERE Item is Located."
PLEASE NOTE: If your TITLE search does not retrieve an entry for a separately published edition of the work, select Words in the toolbar to re-execute the search as a keywords search, then scan the CONTENTS field of each entry for the title of the work you need.
Use the * (asterisk) as a truncation symbol to retrieve variant forms of a word root. Use the Boolean OR to expand your search by including synonyms and related terms. When using two different Boolean commands in the same search statement ("and" and "or" in the preceding examples) you must include parentheses to indicate which command is to be performed first.
If the item you need is owned by one of the other CSU Libraries (CCSU, SCSU, or ECSU) but not by WCSU, or if the copy at WCSU is checked out, you may request the item via Inter-Campus Loan by clicking the Request option at the full record display in CONSULS. Then select "WCSU" and type your University network username and password. Be sure to specify a pickup location (Haas or Young Library) before completing your request.
There is a limit of ten (10) Inter-Campus Loan requests per person. Videos are available via Inter-Campus Loan. Please allow 3-4 working days for delivery to the Haas Circulation Desk. Items borrowed via Inter-Campus Loan may be renewed for an additional borrowing period if no one has placed a HOLD on the item.
To learn how to distinguish scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals from magazines, please see the brief YouTube tutorial Popular Magazines vs Scholarly Journals, courtesy of the library at the University of Detroit-Mercy.
To find out if WCSU subscribes to a specific periodical in print or online:
1. Select Journal Title under "Other Searches" at the CONSULS main menu, then type the name of the periodical (example: modern drama) and press RETURN. If a title list appears on the screen, select the desired title, then look inside the box to find WCSU holdings. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to see if WCSU owns backfiles on microfilm or microfiche.
2. To find out if a given periodical is available in full-text in one or more of WCSU's online databases, use the Journal Finder available under Articles & Databases on the WCSU Libraries Homepage (library.wcsu.edu).
If the CSU Libraries do not own the book or periodical you need, you may request delivery of the item via Interlibrary Loan using the online ILLiad system available at: libguides.wcsu.edu/ill.
There is a limit of 5 Interlibrary Loan requests per person per day. Videos are not available via Interlibrary Loan. Under most circumstances, Interlibrary Loan is a free service, but please allow at least ten working days for delivery. You will be notified as soon as the material arrives. Faster document delivery service is available for a reasonable fee. Please call the Interlibrary Loan Desk at (203) 837-9114 for more information.
Reference service is available on request at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Haas Library, or you may contact Joan Reitz, Instruction Librarian, at 837-8308 or email@example.com. My office is located in Room 402 on the fourth floor of the Haas Library (near the glass elevator).