Plays are frequently published in collections, rather than individually, and often the titles of the collections are something like Five Plays. Helpful, right? Don't worry - this guide will show you the catalog tricks to be successful in your search for plays.
Because plays are often published in collections, rather than on their own, search the title of the play but leave the search by option set to keyword. Put the name of the play in quotation marks - this tells the catalog to search it as a phrase.
Because plays are often published in collections, you may need to go to the long view of the catalog record to see which plays are included in a book. But if you did a keyword phrase search, the title you're looking for will be somewhere in the record.
To find plays by a specific playwright, do an author search putting the last name first.
To see which plays are included in a collection of an author's play, refer to the box above this one.
To browse for plays, check out the following call number ranges for drama collections, located on the fourth floor south.
|Type of Collection||Call Number Range|
|American drama collections||PS 623-(635)|
|English drama collections||PS 1241-1273|
|French drama collections||PQ 1211-1241|
|German drama collections||PT 1251-1299|
|Italian drama collections||PQ 4227-4245|
|Russian drama collections||PG 3240-3255|
|Spanish drama collections||PQ 6217-(6251)|
|World drama collections||PN 6110.5-6120|