These are the most useful and effective tools for finding scholarly articles in the area of Theatre studies. You can use these resources to search for information on specific aspects of acting, dramaturgy, and playwriting, as well as searching for other related terms.
Academic Search Complete
This database covers almost all subject areas and is especially good at interdisciplinary areas. Good place to start for basic term papers. It contains full text articles for more than 6,500 journals.
MLA International Bibliography (Gale)
The MLA Bibliography provides citations to scholarly articles containing literary criticism of plays as well as studies of playwrights in all modern world languages. It is well worth searching along with the above two resources.