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COMM 314 - History of Theatrical Theory & Criticism

This guide is for Susan Anthony's Fall 2020 class.

Intro & Getting Help

WorldCat Discovery

To find books (and more!) use DePauw's Discovery search.


The screencast below describes how to limit to e-books in WorldCat Discovery. 

If you're taking classes and/or living on campus, you can request books be pulled for you, via our contactless pickup system. 

NOTE: there is no interlibrary loan (ILL) of books available in Fall 2020, whether you're on or off-campus. 

Google Books

Google Books allows you to search a wide variety of digitized books. Many will let you see a preview of the book, and if out of copyright, perhaps the entire work. You can search the text of books to see where key terms appear. However, you can't download - it's all "read online" access, and often you get cut off right when you get to the page you need in the preview. 

Google Book Search

The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive has access to digitized copies of a lot of books, similar to Google Books. What's different is that there's usually full-read capability (not getting cut off after a few pages, like in Google Books). HOWEVER, any book in there can only be used by one person (in the world) at a time. Sometimes they have digitized more than one copy of a book, though. You can search/browse without an account, but to read a whole book, you must create a free account. Then you can check out a book (for one hour or two weeks - lots of variables) to read. Definitely not a perfect solution, but in this imperfect moment in time, it's helping some people get what they need!