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What are scholarly sources?

Depending on what your topic is, you may need to find work that other researcher have done. This generally is published in the form of books or scholarly articles. Scholarly articles are usually evaluated by other experts in the field through a process called peer review. 

You can find scholarly sources in OneSearch, and you may also want to search in some specialized databases dedicated to the arts. 

Search OneSearch

Use this form to search OneSearch. You can choose whether to search keywords, or look for a specific title, author, or subject term. You can also narrow down to the type of item you're looking for.

Get Help

If you're having trouble finding sources on your topic, please reach out to a librarian to talk about your research and the kinds of sources you need. Librarians are experts at searching for information needed for research projects. 

You can email the Theatre Arts & Dance Librarian or Schedule a Research Appointment using the links to the left. 

You can also come by the library between 10-5 to talk to a librarian in person. Just come to the Information/Checkout Desk on the 2nd floor of the library and ask to speak to a librarian about your research.