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Online Sources for Finding Film and Television Scripts

Drew’s Script-O-Rama
Over 10000 free movie scripts, transcripts, screenplays, teleplays and more since 1995.


Internet Movie Script Database
Large collection of screenplays online.


Simply Scripts
Links to hundreds of free, downloadable scripts, movie scripts, screenplays, and transcripts.


Aellea Classic Movie Scripts
Scripts and Transcripts to Classic Movies (and others) made before 1970.


Awesome Movie Scripts and Screenplays
Screenplays from dozens of movies, such as Alien, The French Connection, The Godfather, A Few Good Men, the Princess Bride, Schindler's List, and more.


Daily Script - Movie Scripts and Movie Screenplays
A collection of movie/television scripts that will serve as a resource for writers and actors and those who simply enjoy reading movie scripts.


Movie-Page.com: Scripts
Alphabetical list of film scripts available for downloading/viewing.


Free movie scripts and screenplays from various sources.


The Weekly Script
Downloadable movie and television scripts in text format.


Finding Film Scripts in the Library Catalog, Chinook

Norlin has many screenplays on its shelves, try doing a subject search for “Motion Picture Plays”

Reference Books

Script list, 1990 : a union catalog of screenplay collections in the Los Angeles area
Call No.- Z5784.M9 P55 1990
Location- Norlin Stacks

Published screenplays : a checklist
Call No.- Z5784.M9 M3
Location- Norlin Stacks


Television series and specials scripts, 1946-1992 : a catalog of the American Radio Archives collection
Call No.- Z7713.S47 T56 2009
Location- Norlin Stacks


Motion pictures : a catalog of books, periodicals, screenplays, television scripts, and production stills
Call No.- Z5784.M9 C3 1976
Location- Norlin Reference- Oversized


Created by A.C. 09/2011

Play and Theatre Scripts Online

Open Source Shakespeare
Features an advanced search, full text of plays, a concordance and a character only function, where you can just read one characters lines.


Twentieth Century North American Drama: Contains the full text of 2,000 plays written from the late 1800s to the present by more than 300 playwrights from North America. Many of the works are rare, hard-to-find, or out of print. Nearly a quarter of the collection will consist of previously unpublished plays. CU.


Library of Congress, English Language Scripts from before 1920 - Full texts available online. Searchable.


The Gutenberg Project - Classic plays of Shakespeare, Goethe, Oscar Wilde and more available as downloadable text files.


Simply Scripts - Plays - One-stop browsing for classic play scripts online in an A-Z list, plus tool around the rest of the site for links to movie script roughs, radio & television scripts.


Play Script Reference Books

Drury's Guide to Best Plays
Call No.- Z5781 .D8 1987 
Location- Norlin Reference Collection


The drama scholars' index to plays and filmscripts : a guide to plays and filmscripts in selected anthologies, series, and periodicals
Call No.- Z5781 .S17 v.1-2
Location- PASCAL  (Once you have found a PASCAL item in the Chinook catalog, click the REQUEST IT! button at the top of the page. If there is only one volume you will be asked for your IdentiKey and password (or name, ID, and PIN code).
More questions?  See- How to Request Materials from PASCAL


Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections
Call No.- Z5781 .O8 1988
Location- Norlin Reference Collection


The Ultimate scene & monologue sourcebook : an actor's guide to over 1,000 monologues and scenes from more than 300 contemporary plays
Call No.-  Z5784.A27 H66 2007
Location- Norlin Stacks


Classical Monologues for Women
Call No.- PN4305.M6 C525 2006
Location- Norlin Stacks


Classical Monologues for Men
Call No.- PN4305.M6 C52 2006
Location- Norlin Stacks


60 seconds to shine. Volume 1, 221 one-minute monologues for men
Call No.- PN2080 .A122 2006
Location- Norlin Stacks


60 seconds to shine. Volume 2, 221 one-minute monologues for women
Call No.- PN2080 .A1222 2006
Location- Norlin Stacks