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Reference Works in Online Library Resources

Browse our A-Z list of databases for online reference resources using a Keyword, such as bibliography, dictionary, reference, etc...

Example "bibliography"

Reference Works in Print

We have many "reference books" in print or digital format. Your best bet to discover them is to use our online catalogue. Subject terms that will be useful in the "Advanced search" include:

  • (drama OR theater)
    • (NB: use the American spelling here to find both Canadian and American Results. If you only want Canadian results, use the Canadian form of "Theatre")

AND (any of the following...)

  • bibliography
  • dictionary
  • directory
  • encyclopedia
  • reference

Select Reference Tools

Tertiary Sources

Tertiary Sources are often referred to as Reference Materials, AKA sources of “useful information”. They often include such items as:

  • Dictionaries
  • Encyclopedias
  • Filmographies
  • Discographies
  • Bibliographies
  • Cookbooks
  • Handbooks
  • Manuals
  • Textbooks
  • YouTube instructional video

Select Web Resources

CEAD: Centre Des Auteurs Dramatiques
Biographical and bibliographical database on Canadian Francophone playwrights; searchable by author, title, and translation information

Electronic Literature Directory
Covers drama and other literature making significant use of electronic techniques or enhancements, listed by works, authors, publishers

Index Translationum – World Bibliography of Translation
Bibliographical information on books translated and published in and about 100 UNESCO member states since 1979

L'ÎLE: L'infocentre littéraire des écrivains québécois
Biographies and bibliographies of over 850 québécois authors

Out of the Wings: Spanish and Spanish American Theatres in Translation
Bibliography of Spanish-language plays, searchable by genre, casting, synopsis, sample text, production notes, and more