North American Theatre Online is the largest reference initiative ever undertaken in this subject area, a major reference tool containing tens of thousands of pages of key, in-copyright reference works available electronically for the first time.
It’s the tool for cross-searching all the Alexander Street Press full-text drama collections available in your library, as well. North American Theatre Online contains semantically indexed detail records that link users to a world of information at hundreds of editorially selected sites on the Web.
The project will grow to include additional reference details that are unique to this resource — bibliographic records with information about authors, plays, theatres, and related information.
Full-text reference works: Built into the database are approximately 40,000 pages of important reference sources in electronic format for the first time, indexed and searchable along with the other content. Included are O’Dell’s Annals of the New York Stage, the Oxford University Press Companion series, and Greenwood’s American Theatre Companies series — to name just a few of the many in-copyright sources we have licensed. These materials are finally available electronically, and now they are searchable with Alexander Street’s Semantic Indexing™.
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