Play Index (H.W. Wilson)

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Description

The Wilson Play Index is an online version of the print Play Index. It covers over 30,000 plays written in or translated into English from Antiquity to present that have been published individually and in anthologies from 1949-present. In addition to standard searching capability, users can search by cast gender and number or by the age group for which it was written. Records include requirements for scenery, cast, and music, as well as an abstract and subject descriptions in addition to links to additional online information. Links to full-text plays accessible online.

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User tools and features

  • Journal alerts and Search history alerts.
  • Compatible with RefWorks.
  • Saved searches. Free My EBSCOHost account required.
  • A visual search tab allows the user to search efficiently across broad subjects, and then returns a visual map of results, organized by topic.
  • iPhone and Android applications.

Dates covered

Plays written from Antiquity to present day and published from 1949-present.

Updating frequency

Weekly.

Sources

Plays published individually or collectively from 1949-present

Type of coverage

Indexing with citations.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Play Index (for holdings see the .)

Producer/content provider

H.W. Wilson Company

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

EBSCO

Core Subject(s)

Supplementary Subject(s)