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Performing Arts: Getting Started

This guide is intended to assist students and researchers find resources in Performing Arts.

Begin your research by finding basic information about the topic. Browse Dictionaries, Encyclopedia or handbook to explore more and investigate a topic! 

Reference Works: Background Information

Encyclopedias are useful for choosing a topic, educating yourself quickly, understanding various perspectives on a topic, variant spellings, vocabulary, and terminology, and providing bibliographies. 

Dictionaries provide a quick definition and often some elaboration on the uses of the term. 

Handbooks may also give background through brief articles on various topics, definitions, addresses, and other factual information.

Searching Tips

For more dictionaries, handbook and encyclopedias on Medicine in the library collection, go to Type "dentistry + dictionaries " , "dentistry + handbook" , "dentistry + encyclopedia" in the search box. 

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