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Why Use General Reference Sources?

  • They can help you narrow your topic by identifying unique concepts, events, or individuals.
  • It provides important background on larger social and historical contexts.
  • Some sources can point you towards original Research.

Recommended Print Sources

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance - Dennis Kennedy (Editor)
Call Number: Reference 792.03 Ox2k
ISBN: 0198601743
Publication Date: 2003-05-01

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A Chronology of American Musical Theater - Richard C. Norton
Call Number: Reference 782.14 N82c
ISBN: 9780195088885
Publication Date: 2002-06-06

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The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theater - Rubin, Don
Call Number: Reference 792.03 W89r v.1-v.3
Publication Date: 1994

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The Cambridge Guide to Theatre - Martin Banham (Editor)
Call Number: Reference 792.0321 C14b New ed.
ISBN: 0521434378
Publication Date: 1995-09-21

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Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre - Kurt Ganzl
Call Number: Reference 782.1403 G15e
ISBN: 0028714458
Publication Date: 1994-03-01


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