CTAR 601

Search Tips for EMU Esearch Advanced

Search Terms

Go to EMU Esearch Advanced Search screen: 

theat* OR drama* OR "performing arts" OR "performance art"

Include the asterisk (*) following single word searches for all words that begin with that common root, e.g., drama, dramas, dramatic, dramatist

Include the quotes (") for searching for multi-word phrases, e.g., "performing arts". DO NOT use the asterisk (*) within quoted phrases. That is, the syntax "perform* art*" will not work to search for both "performing arts" as well as "performance art". To search for both phrases, you should type out each phrase, separated by the word OR.

Esearch requires that the OR connector used to separate synonyms in the same search box must be capitalized.


Theater for the Young Search Terms

There are many ways authors might describe the concept of 'theater for the young', e.g., "theatre for the young", "drama for the young", "youth theater", "children's theater", "children's theatre".. The following broad search technique, while turning up some materials that are not really on topic, will help you find relevant material you might otherwise miss.

On the first search line type:

theat* OR drama* OR "performing arts" OR "performance art"

At the end of the first line, change the drop-down menu to Subject Terms

On the second search line type:

youth OR young OR children* OR adolescen*

At the end of the first line, change the drop-down menu to Subject Terms