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Introduction to Drama 2003: Books

Library Accounts

To check out items at NSU Libraries, the Information Desk is located on the 1st floor, north entrance of the John Vaughan Library. Information Desk contact phone number is 918-444-3235.

Loan Periods for check out items:

  • Three Weeks - for items from the Main Collection, Y Collection, Government Publications, and Curriculum Materials
  • One Week - for Audio Visual items (CDs or DVDs)
  • Library Use only - Periodicals, Newspapers, Magazines, and Reference materials
  • Special Collections items are non-circulating and must be used in Special Collections
  • Reserve Collection - Varies (check with the Information Desk for specifics)

Number of items that can be checked out at one time:

  • Undergraduate Students: 15
  • Graduate Students: 50

Print Limits:

Students are provided a 100 page print limit in the library at the start of each semester. Any additional pages can be purchased at the Information Desk. For additional information about borrowing, renewals, returns, and services, check out the Circulation link below.

Library Books

Use the Library Discovery system (see the link below) to search for books by keyword, title, author, or by using the subject search option.

Example search terms:

  • acting
  • acting auditions
  • actors psychology
  • American drama
  • American drama and history and criticism
  • dramatists
  • dramaturges
  • ​dramaturgy
  • one-act plays
  • performing arts
  • scripts (documents)
  • theater
  • theater United States history
  • theater - philosophy or acting philosophy
  • theater- audiences

For additional tips and information about book searching see the Book Searching tab in this guide.

Reference Books


When searching for information on topics in the database, EBSCOhost eBook Collection, use keywords or phrases. Be sure to enclose phrases inside quotation marks if you wish to keep the two terms together. The letters are not case sensitive.

  • dramatists
  • dramaturgy
  • drama technique
  • drama criticism
  • drama AND Shakespeare
  • Greek drama
  • modern drama
  • performing arts
  • playwright
  • renaissance drama
  • screenplays
  • screenwriting
  • ​theater AND United States
  • theatre OR theater OR drama
  • theatre performance

Costumes - Sears Catalogs

The following titles are located at the John Vaughan Library in the Reference Collection. Non-circulating item, library use only. For additional titles about costumes, try the following terms using the "subject" search in the Library Discovery system.

clothing and dress united states history 20th century
costume united states history 20th century
costume design


For additional book titles not owned by NSU Libraries search the WorldCat databases. The WorldCat databases will locate items (books, dvds, and articles) from other libraries as well as items owned by the NSU Libraries.

Reference Books


The following two DVDs offer information about stage management, and theater production and direction and are available at the John Vaughan Library, first floor, behind the Information Desk. To check out the item, provide the assistant the title and call number.