University of Bergen Library

Theatre Studies

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At the University Library you will find an extensive collection of theatre studies and resources, as well as access to digitised subject resourses and other digital sources. With the library's search engine Oria, in the search box above, you will be able to search for literature, articles, references both inprint and digital.

If you are unable to locate a book you may make a purchase request or interlibrary loan. For assistance in literature search please contact your academic librarian below.

Shelving at the Library of Humanities
Theatre Studies: 792
Drama as literary genre: 809.2
Plays, all languages: S 1 - S 120

Electronic resources

Poetry Foundation -  Poetry database

JSTOR - Journal database

Project MUSE - Journal database

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

MLA International Bibliography

Literature Online

ISI Web of Science -  Research articles

Oxford Reference - Referance books in literature

Colombine - Nordic theatre publisher

Doolee - Modern playwrights written or translated into English

Dramas - Norwegian Council for Drama - Database of manuscripts



If you find yourself stuck on a library related question, you may request an appointment for guidance ('Order a librarian'). We are happy to visit research groups or other groups in need of an update on our services. Please find the contact address at the bottom of this page. We (in cooperation with other specialists at the university library) will be able to answer questions regarding:

  • An overview of relevant databases and platforms with their respective strengths and weaknesses
  • Use of thesauri and controlled vocabularies in the databases
  • The use of search builders/command searchinng
  • How to document your searches
  • Exhaustive and precise searching
  • Finding and using e-books
  • Citing correctly
  • EndNote
  • Copyrights and publishing
  • Publication fees and funding
  • Analysing scientific literature using bibliometric methods
  • Measuring citations - methods and use for evaluation purposes
  • The national system for registering, evaluating and reporting of research and research documentation (CRIstin)