Database Trial: Theatre, Performance, and Design Collection

screenshot of Theatre Performance Design Collection database

The Library currently has trial access to a ProQuest / Alexander Street Press collection of theatre resources. The trial is currently live, and will end March 31, 2020.
The Theatre, Performance and Design Collection includes:

Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection
The Broadway HD Collection
The Royal Shakespeare Company Collection
Performance Design Archive Collection
Theatre in Context Collection
Theatre in Video: Volumes I & II
National Theatre Collection

It combines the most important video content types used in theatre education (filmed stage performances, master classes, documentaries, and training material) with previously unpublished production designs, reference texts, and top-of-the-line teaching tools.

If you are on-campus, you can access the trial via this link:

If you are off-campus, please access Academic Video Online (AVON) and choose My Collections from the drop down menu on the top left-hand side of the screen to view the trial collections.

If you have any feedback about this database, please comment here or send an email to

“Authors on the Hill” Presents Prof. Jorge Santos 2/19

flyer for Jorge Santos' Authors on the Hill Event 2/12

Join Professor Jorge Santos on Wednesday, February 19, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., for a reading and discussion of his recent publication, “Graphic Memories of the Civil Rights Movement: Reframing History in Comics.”  

  • This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Levis Browsing Room of Dinand Library. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, contact Outreach Librarian Laura Wilson at

    New Archives Display: Women on Mount St. James

    Flyer announcing new Women on Mount St. James display in Dinand Library

    The Archives and Special Collections Department recently created a new display entitled, “Women on Mount St. James.” Visit Dinand’s Main Reading Room and second floor to see ephemera highlighting women’s organizations, academic achievements, and athletic history at Holy Cross.

    Questions? Contact the Archives and Special Collections Department at: (508) 793-2570.

    Plagiarism Workshop 2/12

    Plagiarism workshop 2/12, 5 pm, Dinand Library.

    The Dreaded “P” Word – Plagiarism:
    What it is, what it isn’t, and how to avoid it in the first place

    A one-hour workshop with activities and snacks for anyone interested in acquiring better techniques for reading, researching, and writing.

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 5pm in Scalia Classroom in Dinand

    Students will:
    Learn skills to improve project planning to avoid accidental plagiarism
    Learn how to identify useful, credible sources and assess existing scholarship
    Practice techniques for engaged reading of sources and purposeful note-taking
    Integrate summary and paraphrase of sources into their writing
    Understand why citation and documentation is important
    Properly cite research to avoid appearance of plagiarism

    *Hosted by:
    Alicia Hansen, Head of Research, Teaching & Learning in the Libraries
    Professor Laurie Ann Britt-Smith, Director of the Center for Writing