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Tips and resources for finding articles and books about theatre/drama/acting.
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Theater Arts classes at BCC

Theater Arts

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)

THART 48UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in Theatre Arts

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Selected Topics.


THART 248UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in Theatre Arts

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

See section on Selected Topics.


(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)



Welcome to the library guide for theater for BCC Library. This page has some helpful information on library research. Please explore the tabs above for help finding books, articles and web links for theater.


Tips for starting your research

Understand the assignment

  • What type of assignment is it? Research paper, personal essay, opinion paper, or other?
  • How long does the paper need to be?
  • Do you need to use specific types of sources such as newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals or websites?
  • How many sources do you need?
  • Which citation style are you going to use for your bibliogrpahy? MLA, APA, Chicago or other?

Choose a topic

  • Think about a topic that might interest you, you know something about, or you feel strongly about.
  • Find a topic in your textbook, a class reading or class discussion.
  • Still stumped? Look at today's New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, or Google News and find a story that interests you and do more research.

Develop Keywords

  • Keywords are the terms you use to search for information on your topic.
  • Two or more words (a phrase) should be searched in "quotes" for better results.
  • Try synonyms, related words, and broader terms if your first search doesn't yield the right kind of results.
  • Use AND to limit your search and OR to broaden.


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