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Drama Online – HSSE Featured Database

July 29th, 2022

Humanities, Social Science and Education Library’s Featured Database will give you a brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Drama Online database.


Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.

Focus: This digital library is a high-quality online research tool for drama and literature students, professors, and teachers. It provides full text of plays from across the history of the theater, critical interpretations, theater history surveys, and major reference works on authors. You will also find filmed live performances, film adaptations and audio plays.

Tutorial: Click here see the basics of using the Drama Online database.

Why you should know this database: This is fast-growing study resource, which now features over 4,200 playtexts from over 1,300 playwrights, over 400 audio plays, 400 hours of video, and 450 scholarly books from leading theatre publishers and companies, offering a complete multimedia experience of theatre.

Quick tip: Just above the article on the right side, you will see a button called Citation. You can use this to see how to cite the item you are look at in APA, MLA or Chicago style. However, always be sure to check the citation, in case of errors.

Related Resources:

Other databases you might want to explore are:

Play Index:
Shakespeare In Performance: