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Theatre Resources: Other Useful Resources

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Denise Buhr
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What Else Is There?

There are other resources that can help you find the information you need.  Here are some suggestions for finding different types of materials.


Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Sometimes you're not sure what you need or where to search.  Dictionaries and encyclopedias can give you brief information on a topic or point you to related items or other resources.

These three databases contain many different dictionaries and encyclopedias covering a wide range of topics.  You can search all the subjects and books at one time or only a few or even just one.

To look at some of the individual dictionaries and encyclopedias found in these databases, look at the Selected Online Dictionaries and Encyclopedias box.

Selected Online Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

These are some of the specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias found in the Credo Reference, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and Oxford Reference Online Premium databases.

Print Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

These books are in the Helmke Library collection.


If you're looking for information on a playwright, actor, director, designer, or other individual, you need biographical information.

Helmke Library has both print and online resources.