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Subject information

Theater and dance studies

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance Comprehensive bibliography on all aspects of theater and dance in more than 120 countries (from 1984)

The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2nd. ed.) Lexicon on all aspects of the theater, containing around 2,500 entries

OLC-SSG Darstellende Kunst Tables of contents of journals relevant to the field of theater, dance and performance art

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2nd ed.) Lexicon on all aspects of dance, containing around 2,700 entries

Search portal for the performing arts Portal offering the facility to search academic information sources on theater and dance studies

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Theater and dance studies

Consultation hours for literature research

Our subject librarian for theater and dance studies would be pleased to assist you in making full use of the resources of the University Library Bern:

  • Assistance in researching your topic
  • Using specialized databases
  • Help with search strategies
  • Support for working with literature management programs

Please make an appointment by e-mail. The consultation can also be made via Teams or Zoom.

For further services of our subject librarians please visit the Portal Humanities and Theology of the University Library of Bern (in German).

Our collection in theater and dance studies can be requested through our online catalog swisscovery Universität und PH Bern. Open access holdings can be found in the following libraries:

Mittelstrasse Library

  • Spezialized literature in all fields of theater and dance studies
  • Reference works (on-site use)
  • Journals (latest 10 volumes, on-site use)
  • Media library of the SAPA (formerly Schweizerische Theatersammlung)

Münstergasse Library

  • Reference works in the reading room
  • Literature on theater and dance of the city and canton of Bern
  • Significant historical collection (to be consulted in the Special Reading Room)

Basisbibliothek Unitobler BTO

  • Basic study literature

Sport Science Library

  • Basic study literature