Skip to main content

THEA 290: Asian Theatre: Chapters

Finding Book Chapters

Finding Book Chapters, also called Book Articles:


To find chapters within books in Library OneSearch, do a keyword search on your topic, whether your topic is an idea, a period of history, or a person. A keyword search will search multiple fields of the record for a book, such as title, author, contents note, etc.

Example: sanskrit theater

A keyword search on sanskrit theater returns 8 catalog records. The following book is one of them:

Theater of memory: the plays of Klidsa, edited by Barbara Stoler Miller, PK3795 .E5 1984        

Sanskrit theater doesnt appear in the title or in the subject headings, but it does appear in the following chapter title, which may be of interest:

"Sanskrit dramatic theory and Klidsa's plays,"  by Edwin Gerow


You can also find book chapters in the MLA Bibliography and in the Essay and General Literature Index.

In the MLA Bibliography, you can limit your search to book chapters by choosing "book article" in the Source Type option.

MLA International Bibliography
Produced by the Modern Language Association.
Critical works on literature and languages.
Covers publications from 1925 to the present.

In the Essay and General Literature Index, you can limit your search to book chapters by choosing "book chapter" in the Document Type check box area.

Essay and General Literature Index
Cites essays contained in anthologies and collections published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada.
Coverage spans the humanities and social sciences, including literary works, art history, drama, and film.