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Theatre Appreciation - 1100 Professor Barrett: B - Author's World


Area B: The Author and His/Her Worlds

The play in the context of the playwright's life, career, other works, etc. These are the subjective elements, affect the values the playwright wrote into the text. When doing research on the playwright and his/her world look for information that relates to the playwright's influences, life experiences, dominate themes, social, political, philosophical, and moral attitudes during the author’s lifetime.

Recommended Databases

Finding Ebooks

Use the Library Catalog

Use the Catalog's Basic Search

By default, the Library catalog searches many of the Library's ebook collections. When doing basic catalog searches, your results will include many ebooks that you can access online. If you are searching from off campus, you'll be prompter to login with your COD credentials if you have not already done so.

Image of the "Available Online" scope in the Library catalog

Image of ebook filters in the Library catalogIf you want to see only ebooks in your results:

  1. Make sure you have selected the "Available Online" search scope (see above)
  2. Select "Books" under "Resource Type" from the limiter list (see right)

Use the Catalog's Advanced Search

Image of the Library catalog advanced search showing how to search for ebooks

Searching Ebook Collections Directly

Not all of our ebook collections are searchable using the Library catalog. This is especially true for some our smaller and more specialized collections. To access ebooks in those collections, you'll need to search those collections directly:

  1. Visit our ebook collections gateway.
  2. Choose the collection you'd like to search.
  3. Use the collection's search tool to search for titles.
  4. You'll be prompted to login with your COD credentials if you have not already done so.
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