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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.

New Theatre Reference Books

New Books

Helpful Hints

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. A photocopier is available. students must have money on their SkyHawk cards to use it, and copies are 10¢/page. There is another photocopier located on the 2nd floor that takes coins.

Also located on the First floor is a machine called the Kick Scanner. It allows students to make copies and save them to a flash drive or email them to themselves to print off at a different location. This service is free.

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.