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TH 410 Senior Seminar

Peter Harrigan

Research on Frank Wedekind: Spring Awakening (1891)

Reference books providing author information:

Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama     Reference PN 1861.C65  vol. 2
Encyclopedia of World Biography               Reference CT 103.E56    vol. 16
Censorship: a world encyclopedia              Reference Z 657.C393    vol. 4

Reference books providing criticism/history of the play:

MaGill Critical Survey of Drama (Sch-Z)     Reference PN1625.C74  vol. 5
McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama   Reference PN 1625.M3   vol. 5
International Dictionary of Theatre:Plays    Reference PN 2035.I49   vol. 1
Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama    Reference PN 1861.C65  vol. 2

Periodical Databases to search for articles in magazines, journals, and scholarly texts:
Databases by Title

Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AH Search)
Historical Abstracts

MLA Bibliography
New York Times Historical
Academic Search Premier

Theatre Metasearch searches multiple databases and the SMC catalog: Theatre

Library catalogs to search for texts and videos by and about Wedekind

SMC Library Catalog

WorldCat: search library catalogs worldwide; request titles through Interlibrary Loan

Search the following two databases to locate encyclopedia articles

Credo Reference searches a selection of online encyclopedias and provides full text

Reference Universe: searches the entire SMC reference collection and provides citations and pages to the articles.  Trial expires:  September 22, 2008


  • Search with precise keywords and phrases; examples...

    "Frank Wedekind"         -- use quotes around exact phrases
    Wededkind and spring   -- join key concepts with the word > and
    Wedenkind and theatre  -- try different keyword combinations; keep it simple

  • Request books and articles not available at SMC through Interlibrary Loan; a courier service runs between SMC, UVM, and Middlebury on Tuesdays and Thursdays

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