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Communication Arts: Scholarly criticism & analysis

Recommended databases

The recommended databases on this page are the "best bets" for finding scholarly, peer-reviewed criticism and analysis in theatre and performance and communication studies.

What are scholarly, peer-reviewed articles?

Scholarly, peer-reviewed articles (sometimes also called "academic articles") have been reviewed by peers or experts in the author’s field of research/study. They ensure that an article's content is sound and of high quality.

To check if an article is scholarly or peer-reviewed,

  • Search the journal title in Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory. If the journal is listed as “referreed” in Ulrich’s it would have this icon: Refereed symbol from Ulrichs, to indicate a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Check the journal's website.
  • Look for "peer-reviewed" content type in databases.
  • Ask a librarian or your professor.

Theatre and performance databases

Communications databases