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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
The reference sources on this page can help you with performing arts research. Use reference sources for broad topics or background on very famous people, and to find definitions of terms and concepts. For information on current or less famous people, you may have better luck searching for Articles & Journals.
Online Reference Sources
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Full text searchable dictionaries in the fields of art, history, literature, religion, foreign languages, science, social sciences and medicine.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Provides access to electronic reference books in health, science, art, history, biography, and more.
Dock Street Theatre, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress. LC-J7-SC-1577