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Introduction to Library Research

Basic Reference Resources

Finding Books and Articles

Use the following online catalogs to find books, videos, microforms etc. on your topic:

Use appropriate subject headings, e.g.:

  • Stage lighting
  • Theater -- political aspects
  • Feminist theater

To search for journal articles relevant to your topic use the following online indexes:

atticle linker -find out how to locate full texts of articles retrieved from online databases that have this icon (turn on your audio)

Selected Play Resources


RefWorks is a citation management tool that allows you to

  • Create lists of citations of resources from your research
  • Insert citations in your paper from your lists of citations
  • Create a list of references at the end of your paper

Where to go for assistance

Created by: Jen Bonnet | Revised: 06/20/2014
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