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THEATRE 610 - Research Methods/Dramatic Theory & Criticism

Theatre 610 course guide

Finding Biographies through WorldCat

  1. Connect to First Search's WorldCat database through your browser.
  2. Enter the name of your person in the "Search for" box as LAST NAME, FIRST NAME and use the pull-down menu to select SUBJECT.
  3. Click on the "Search" button.
  4. Limit to BOOKS.
  5. Look through the titles for the biographies.  Sometimes (but not always) they'll include the word "biography" in the title.
  6. Click in the box to select titles of interest.  Click on "Marked Records" to view a list of your selected titles.
  7. Click on the individual title to view more information about the book. 
  8. Click on "Search the catalog at West Virginia University Libraries" to see if the book is available here, and text yourself the location and call number.

Don't like reading directions?  Watch the short video tutorial below.

Subject Guide

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Beth Royall
Evansdale Library 106
Subjects:Art, Music, Theater

Getting Materials WVU Doesn't Own

If you're searching thoroughly, no doubt you'll come across excellent resources that are not available in the WVU Libraries' collection.  Use ILLiad, our interlibrary loan service, to request these.  We'll do our best to get them for you from another library system.  Articles are usually sent as pdfs, and may arrive as quickly as the next day.  Books have to be mailed to us, and often take a week or longer to arrive.  Another good source for books is E-ZBorrow.