With any web resource, it is important to evaluate it to see if it would be an appropriate source for academic work. When evaluating a web page, be sure to consider these factors before using it in your academic research:
Authority: The information should come from an expert in the field. You should be able to identify the author or authority (like a goventment agency) that wrote the information.
Accuracy: The information should be well organized. Sources of information should be clearly cited.
Timliness: You should be able to easily identify when the information was created and last updated. The information should not be obsolete or outdated.
Bias: Look for bias or a hidden agenda in how the information is presented.
Relevance: The information should be relevant to your topic and adequately cover the subject.
The League of Professional Theatre Women is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote visibility and increase opportunities for women in the professional theatre. They publish Women in Theatre Magazine and the Theatre Now! podcast.
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) was founded in 1961 with a grant from the Ford Foundation to foster communication among professional, community and university theatres. TCG publishes American Theatre Magazine, and supports the theatre through grants and advocacy.
These 146 theater playbills and programs provide information about variety theater productions, including names of performers, productions, the different acts that comprised an evening's entertainment, and advertisements. The items selected represent all the variety-related materials found among the thousands of souvenir theater playbills and programs housed in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress.