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General reference sources

Oxford Bibliographies

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Bibliographies on many, many topics (a few pertinent individual titles listed below). Provides introductions to each topic area, and includes guides to introductory works, textbooks, guidebooks, journals, reference works etc., and links to useful websites.

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on specific topics in a growing range of subject areas. There are at least 50 specific topical bibliographies in each subject area. Each of these features an introduction to the topic. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. 

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Subject bibliographies

Oxford Bibliographies:  "Animals in film and media" by Jennifer Peterson, (2013; reviewed 2015)

Subject encyclopedias

Background on theories and theorists - Reference sources