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Library Research Guides

Musical Theatre Resources

This guide provides suggested resources for musical theatre research at the University of Michigan.

Audio & Video Recordings

The Music Library holds many audio and video recordings of musicals.  Below are some tips to locating these items.

You can conduct a subject search in the Library Catalog by using some of the subject headings below. The results should list those items that contain your search terms somewhere within the assigned subject for those items. Be sure to place search phrases in quotes for more exact results. Once you have a list of results, refine your search results by format. On the left side of the results list under Format, select the audio or video format you desire.

You can also conduct a keyword (i.e. All Fields) search on the word "musicals" in the Library Catalog and then limit your results by format; however, be aware that the search results include materials that may only be tangentially related to musicals.

Online Audio & Video Resources

The Music Library subscribes to a number of online streaming databases that include audio & video recordings of musicals (complete or excerpts).