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This guide provides resources for students in THEA 208: Theater in Diverse Cultures Class at Abington College.

Catalog Searching Tips

Locating Plays at Penn State

  • Under Quick Search, select "Keywords"
  • Enter a keyword like "theater," "comedy," or "plays" and your culture/country
  • In the dropdown menu, try "Keywords Anywhere" or "Topic:Title+Subject"

Searching by Subject Headings

  • Under Quick Search, select "Keywords"
  • In the search box enter: Theater--[location]
  • In the dropdown menu, select "Subject Heading"

Finding Related Books

If you find a book that you like and would like to see similar books, click on the book title to see the full record for the book. Then click the "Nearby items on shelf" text link on the left. 

Requesting Books Through Interlibrary Loan

The play that you find may not be available through the Penn State Libraries. 

Searching Databases for Plays & Playwrights

Other Search Strategies