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supporting research for actors, playwrights, and performers

Search the Journal Literature

Each database provides access to a unique group of publications, so search more than one in order to be comprehensive, but for most topics start with the International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance!

Browse Journals

 Search or browse to determine if the Pace Library has access to a particular periodical title. This is your first step to find out if Pace has an article you see cited in a book or article.  (If you aren't looking for a particular article, it's more efficient to search a database, using a link in the box directly above this one, than to browse individual journals.)  


Type the journal title from the citation here:

Search for Periodical Titles

Select "Music, Dance, Drama, & Film" from the Subject Category menu:
Browse Periodicals by Subject

Browse Periodical Titles

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Request Articles

When you find an article listed in a research database, and the article is not immediately available to read, use  to search all of Pace's holdings (print and electronic) to see if we have full text.  If full text is not available, you will get a link to Pace's Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) service, where you can request a copy of the article.

Articles (scanned pdf files/photocopies from journals and magazines) can take anywhere from one day to 2 or 3 weeks to obtain. We recommend you choose electronic delivery via ILLiad (when you register), but you may also pick up articles at the Library.

Search the Open Web via Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides the ability to search a selection of the scholarly literature available on the World Wide Web. However, Google Scholar is lacking in comparison with the library subscription databases: it lacks full-text content,  useful filters for search results, and advanced search tools. We recommend using Google Scholar in addition to but not instead of databases such as Performing Arts Periodicals Database.


You can configure Google Scholar to show you links for those documents to which the Pace Library currently provides full-text access via one or more of our subscription databases. Then, when attempting to access one of these documents, you will be granted access after entering your MyPace Portal username and password.

Go to Google Scholar (, and select the menu bars in the upper left corner; then click Settings, then Library Links.  Type in Pace University Library and check the box next to. Then type Pace University and check the box next to it. Then click Save. Note: if you are on the Pace WIFI, you will automatically be connected to the Pace Library databases.

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