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PMA 1131: Performing the Past, Rehearsing the Future (Fall 2016): Find Background

A library research guide for Caitlin Kane's Performing and Media Arts 1131 class.

Olin Reference Collection

Olin Library Reference Collection

Subject encyclopedias are great for:

  • choosing a topic
  • educating yourself quickly
  • perspective on a topic
  • variant spellings, vocabulary, terminology
  • bibliography

Literary Terms and Concepts

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Oxford Reference Online
Searchable database of 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works of Oxford University Press. Each topical division contains searchable versions of the latest editions of published dictionaries and encyclopedias.Covers general reference, language, science and medicine, humanities and social sciences, business and professional subjects.
Reference Universe
A searchable database of back-of-the-book indexes to subject encyclopedias and other reference works in a wide variety of subject areas. Search the contents of more than 6,000 reference titles.
Sage Reference Online
A database of reference books published by SAGE covering the social sciences and education, including such areas as African American studies, aging, anthropology, business, communication, media studies, criminology, economics, education, environment, gender & sexuality studies, geography, history, politics, psychology, research methods, science, philosophy, sociology, and urban studies.
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
A distinguished team of international scholars explore new thinking in areas previously covered (communism, linguistics, physics) and present cross-cultural perspectives on more recent topics such as postmodernism, deconstruction and post-colonialism.