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WHY use reference sources in your research?
REFERENCE SOURCES (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, manuals, bibliographies, etc.) are a great place to start your research. They provide general introductions to a wide variety of topics, can explain unfamiliar concepts, or help identify references for further research. There are a wide variety of general and subject specific reference sources that will provide information on a variety of topics within the discipline of Theatre and Dramatic Arts.
WHY use books in your research?
BOOKS tend to provide in-depth information on somewhat broad topics of Theatre and Drama. They are excellent sources for researching:
genres (e.g., acting, dance, drama, fashion, film studies and stagecraft)
forms (e.g., history and criticism, biography and encyclopedias)
national forms (e.g., Canadian, Irish and American)
timeperiods (e.g,. 19th century and modern)
playwrights (e.g., Shakespeare, Seamus Heaney and Sharon Pollock)
WHY use articles in newspapers, magazines and journals in your research?
ARTICLES in newspapers, magazines and journals tend to provide in-depth information on very specific topics and are a great place to research both contemporary and retrospective topics in Theatre and Dramatic Arts. Remember that if your instructor has asked for scholarly, refereed or peer reviewed sources, you will not be able to use articles that come from newspapers or magazines.
Takoradi Polytechnic Dance Students
Library of Congress Classifications
GT 500-2370 Costume. Dress. Fashion.
GV 1580-1799.4 Dancing
MT 955-956 Musical Theater
PN 2000-3307 Dramatic representation. The Theater
PN 6110.5-6120 Collections of General Literature. Drama
PQ 500-591 French Drama
PQ 4133-4160 Italian Drama
PQ 6098.7-6129 Spanish Drama
PR 621-739 English Drama
PS 330-352 American Drama
PT 605-709 German Drama
TT 490-695 Clothing Manufacture. Dressmaking.
TT 950-979 Hairdressing