Theatre Research 101
Where Do I Begin?
- What kind of information do you want? Facts? Opinions? Research studies? Historical perspectives? Personal reflections?
- Where would be the best place to look? The library? The internet? Periodicals? Newspapers? Government records?
- How much information do you need? How many sources must you have?
Types of Sources
TRADITIONAL resources are any items that have been published in print form and are widely available in libraries, bookstores such as books, textbooks, newspapers, popular and scholarly journals, and magazines.
INTERNET resources are published exclusively as digital content and include web pages, PDF documents, ebooks and multimedia. (Sound, video, etc.)
It is good to have a variety of both when gathering information.
User ID: Student ID #
Password: 8-digit birth date
*TEACHERS USE YOUR NETWORK USERNAME AND PASSWORD*
-When you get to the databases, go to "Groups" on the left hand side (see picture below these instructions) and find the group named "Theatre Salem Witch Trials Research". The databases we will be using are Brittanica School, Explora by Ebsco and Gale Student Resources in context.
3. Databases rely on keywords to find information. Do not ask a question--use keywords such as "salem witch trials" or "salem witchcraft" to get better results.
Some Sites to Get You Started
Search Terms to Try