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Drama Online

Drama Online This trial is IP authenticated:  available Only On Campus or through the VPN

 Drama Online introduces new writers alongside the most iconic names in playwriting history, providing contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides.  Its constantly growing collection addresses the full range of teaching needs for theatre studies, literature courses and drama schools. From the epic to the monologue; ensemble to one-person plays; comedy to tragedy; the historical to the contemporary; and from the highly political to the profoundly personal, there is plenty to discover.



Drama Online Main Collection:
1,100+ playtexts from pre-eminent theatre lists such as Methuen Drama, Faber and Faber, and Arden Shakespeare, as well as contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides.



The following videos will show you how to use Drama Online:


Drama Online – Overview:

Play Landing Page:

Play reader and note taking:

Interactive Play Tools:

Search for Monologues:

Advanced Search:


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Joann Janosko

This trial will run until April 3, 2017


Women's Magazine Archive

Women's Magazines Archive I & II  This trial is IP authenticated:  available Only On Campus or through IUP's VPN

Women's Magazine Archive  is a searchable archive of leading women’s interest magazines, dating from the 19th century through to the 21st. Consumer magazines aimed at a female readership are recognized as critical primary sources through which to interpret multiple aspects of 19th and 20th-century history and culture. Archival issues, however, have previously been difficult to locate and navigate.

Available in two separate collections, Women’s Magazine Archive provides access to the complete archives of the foremost titles of this type, including Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Woman’s Day, which serve as canonical records of evolving assumptions about gender roles and cultural mores. Other titles here focus on narrower topics but deliver valuable source content for specific research areas. Parents, for example, is of particular relevance for research in the fields of children’s education, psychology, and health. Elsewhere, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and Essence disclose trends in and responses to the changing roles and experiences of teenage, young adult, and African-American women respectively.

In combination, the publications here cover topics such as family life, home economics, health, careers, fashion, culture, and many more; this material serves multiple research areas, from gender studies, social history, and the arts, through to education, politics and marketing/media history.

The magazines are all scanned from cover to cover in high-resolution color, ensuring that the original print artefacts are faithfully reproduced and that valuable non-article items, such as advertisements, are included. Detailed article-level indexing, with document feature flags, enables efficient searching and navigation of this content.


This trial is in effect from March 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017

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Subject Guide

Joann Janosko
Collection Development/E-Resources Librarian

Stapleton G-12