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Visual and Theatre Arts

About Reference

Reference Books include encyclopedias, dictionaries, style guides and directories. These types of books may be useful as you are establishing historical and theoretical background knowledge, understanding disciplinary terminology, and fact-checking.


Reference Books are located on the first floor. Items in the Reference collection are for use in the building only and may not be checked out.

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Unless otherwise noted, the books listed on this page are available in the Paul Meek Reference Collection, shelved on the first floor. These books may be used in the library, but may not be checked out.

Some of the titles listed here are multi-volume sets, while others are single volumes. Use the index at the back of the book (or in the last volume of a set) to find entries relevant to your research.

Ask a reference librarian if you need any assistance with your research.