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Theatre: Finding Books

Classic Library Catalog & OneSearch Video Tutorials

► The Classic Library Catalog search is the most efficient way to find books (print & electronic) that Fordham definitively owns. 

 Looking for ebooks only? Select the "Online Resources" option under the library dropdown limiter before your press Search in the catalog:

Shows Online Resources Limiter from Catalog Search Page


► OneSearch aggregates books Fordham owns plus some articles from databases. It also includes bibliographic records for content that Fordham does not own.

Locating Different Types of Books

Use the Library Catalog to focus on books that Fordham owns.

Plays & Anthologies

To find individual plays, plays within anthologies, or works by a particular playwright in book format, try the following:

  • Search by the name of the play in the Title field (i.e. "Uncle Vanya")


  • Search by playwright name in the Author field (i.e. Chekhov, Anton)

Author and title search sample in Library Catalog

Criticism & Interpretation

To locate criticism or interpretation of the works of specific playwrights in book form:

  • Search the playwright name in the Subject field.

Subject search example in the library catalog

WorldCat / OCLC FirstSearch

Find items outside of Fordham with WorldCat / OCLC FirstSearch, a platform searching across the largest network of library collections around the world.

Get Books Delivered to Your Campus

At Lincoln Center but need a book from Rose Hill? Place a book on hold and have it delivered to your campus.

► See Borrowing at Fordham for more information.

Interlibrary Loan

Borrowing books or accessing articles that are not available at any of the Fordham University Libraries requires assistance from Interlibrary Loan.

Requesting Book Chapters & Print Journal Articles

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