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THEA 280: Theatre of Revolt

Theatre 280: Theatre of Revolt

Finding Book Chapters

Finding Book Chapters, also called Book Articles:

To find chapters within books, do a keyword search on your topic in the Library Catalog, 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: stanislavsky

A keyword search on stanislavsky returns 33 records. The following book is one of them:

New theatre vistas : modern movements in international theatre / edited by Judy Lee Oliva, PN2037 .N44 1996

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

"Stanislavsky meets Shepard at the Shchepkin" by Bonnie Gould

In keyword search in Library OneSearch, you can also search for your topic specifically in the contents note field, where chapter titles are listed. To search the contents note field, your search would look like this:

Example: n:stanislavsky

A keyword search on n:stanislavsky returns 11 records; all of them have stanislavsky in the contents note field.


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.