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DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation

Library and Internet sources for the acting techniques, director & producer and the final project assignment

Search Tips for Drama Criticism

One of the best ways to find works of criticism on theatre topics is by using a subject search.

Subjects are assigned to items in strings that follow certain rules. For this topic, your string should start with:


          Drama or Theatre or Theater

  • If you search for "Drama" as a subject, it will return all related items. You can narrow these results by adding a time period:

          Drama AND 19th century or Drama AND 20th century

  • You can narrow this further and specifically target works of criticism:

          Drama AND 19th century AND History and Criticism

  • If you search for "Theatre" or "Theater" you can add the phrase "History and Criticism" without a region or time period:

           Theater AND History and Criticism

  • You can also add information about a country or region

  African drama AND History and criticism


If you find that you're having difficulty using the catalog or finding the kind of information you need, ask a librarian.

We follow all COVID-19 precautions inside the library. However, if you do not feel comfortable entering the building to check out books, we can provide other options. Please call us at 336-633-0204, e-mail, use the chat service or text 336-308-8801.

Search the Catalog

About the Library Catalog

All links on this page open in a new window.

  • The online catalog contains the records of all the items located in the RCC Library.
  • Also included are the holdings of 52 other community college libraries that make up the Community Colleges Libraries in North Carolina consortium (CCLINC).
  • The default search is RCC Library but you can also search "All NC Community College Libraries."
  • You can search by word or phrase, author, title or subject.
  • You can borrow books from other libraries and place holds on RCC books by using the "Place a Hold" option (opens in a new window) in the catalog. (requires your student ID or library card barcode number).
  • Renew books, check due dates, and review overdue fines by using My Account (opens in a new window) (requires your student ID or library card barcode number).
  • Search the "Reserve Desk" to locate materials by instructor, course number or course name. Reserve materials are located at the library service desk and are usually available for in-library use only. Your student ID is required to use Reserve items.

Interlibrary Loan - How to borrow books from other libraries

If you are unable to find books in the RCC library and wish to search other community college libraries in North Carolina, use the drop-down menu on the catalog to change the library from Randolph Community College Library to All NC Community College Libraries. This will search North Carolina community college libraries that are members of the CCLINC consortium.

If you need a book from another library or if you find a book in RCC library that is checked out, use the following steps to request it in RCC Library Catalog (opens in a new window):

  1. Click on the Details button to the left of the title.
  2. Click on Place Hold (first link in the box on the left).
  3. Enter your library account barcode number in the user ID text box (this number should start with 29875). You do NOT need to enter an alternate ID or PIN. If you do not know your card number, email
  4. Click Place Hold. 
  5. Your name should appear with a confirmation that the hold has been placed.
  • You will be notified via email as soon as the item(s) is received.
  • There is no charge for interlibrary loans from other CCLINC libraries.
  • It may take 7-10 business days to receive an interlibrary loan item.
  • Overdue charges apply to interlibrary loans.

Can't find the book you need in CCLINC? Use the Interlibrary Loan Request - Book online form (opens in a new window) to request that we find it for you elsewhere.