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Musical Theatre: Finding Articles

The focus of this guide is American musical theater, the Broadway musical and Opera.

Sondheim review

The Cradle Will Rock

Title: The cradle will rock,Creator: Blitzstein, Marc, Other Contributors: Federal Art Project, sponsor, Federal Theatre Project (U.S.), sponsor, United States. Work Projects Administration, sponsor, Catalog No.: F7-11A-1, Date Created: 1937, Date Issued: 2002-12-18, Subjects: Theatrical posters, American, DOC Collection(s): Federal Theatre Project Poster, Costume, and Set Design Slides, Permission:PD-USGOV-WPA.

Finding Articles When You Just Have a Topic

Step One: Search a General Article Database

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Articles via Databases
  3. Enter your search terms in the search box; this search box will search two of our general all-purpose article databases: Proquest and Wilson OmniFile. (These databases cover all subject areas and a variety of materials: newspapers, popular magazines, journals, etc.)

Step Two: Search a Subject-Specific/Academic Article Databases

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Articles via Databases
  3. You'll see a list of subjects; select the subject area that most closely fits your needs
  4. Within a specific subject, you'll see a prioritized list of recommended article databases and tools for searching. These databases tend to be more academic in nature and very subject-focused.

Popular Databases

Studies in Musical Theatre