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Graduate Playwriting Research at Hollins (2021)

This page provides guidance to students in Hollins University's graduate playwriting program: how to find materials in the library, and how to do research using sources both in and beyond the library. Welcome!


OneSearch includes online articles from dictionaries and encyclopedias. Search for your topic, then limit your results to these articles by using the "Refine my results" list on the left:

  • scroll to "Resource Type," then
  • choose "Reference Entries."



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Credo searches encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference sources.

Cambridge Histories of Theatre

Browsing the Reference Books

Reference books are located on the first floor of the library, with the call numbers:

  • PN's, especially PN 1580-3300
  • Literature - organized by country in other areas, e.g.:
    • PQ = France, Italy, Spain
    • PR = Britain
    • PS = United States
    • PT = Germanic countries
  • Z5780-5782 - bibliographies


Theatre Encyclopedias: A Sample