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Theater: Finding Web Sites

Research Tip: Free Web vs. Fee Web

The Free Web is made up of web pages you can find using Google and other free web search engines. Evaluate your results carefully, as not everything here is appropriate for college-level research.

The Fee Web (also known as the Hidden Web) are subscription databases. Information accessed through the subscription databases has gone through a more rigorous publication process. Start your research using the subscription databases available from the MCC library. To access databases from off-campus, login with your myMCC username and password.

Research Tip: Searching with Google

Google Search Tips:

  • generally, Google should be the LAST thing you search (try Library sources first)
  • use "quotation marks" for phrase searching
  • -site:.com added to your search will eliminate ALL .com sites in search results
  • site:.edu (or site:.gov) will ONLY search within the designated domain
  • when considering using a web site for your paper, evaluate it with the SCARAB Rubric (see Evaluating Sources tab)
  • follow your instructor's source requirements--sometimes they won't let you use sites from the free web

Suggested Websites

General Theatre Resources

Archives

Associations

Chicago

Costuming

Musical Theatre

New York (Broadway and Off-Broadway)

Shakespeare

Other