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About International Index to Performing Arts (IIPA)

Why and how to use International Index to Performing Arts

Why use this resource? Use this database to locate magazines, scholarly and trade journals pertaining to the performing arts (drama, theatre, dance, film, tv), and extending to stagecraft, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, performance art, storytelling, comedy, and magic. Coverage is international.

What's in this resource? Citations to articles, book reviews, performance reviews, obituaries, and biographical profiles. Citations from 1998 onward contain abstracts.


Dance, Drama, Entertainment Industry, Film Studies, Musical Theatre, Performance Art, Performing Arts, Television, Theatre
Dates of Coverage 1998-present, with retrospective access to selected titles--some back to their inception (earliest from 1864).
Truncation or Wildcard

* substitutes for one or more characters at the end of a word or root word
? substitutes for a single character at the end of a word or within the word

CAUTION: Words retrieved using truncation or wildcard characters are ignored when the database sorts results based on "relevance," causing potentially useful items to appear at the bottom of the results list. When using truncation, consider sorting results by "date" instead of "relevance," or avoid using truncation and use the Boolean "or" connector to retrieve variant words (sample search: theater or theatre or theatrical).

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