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MUHI 4345 - Survey of Opera History : Start your Research

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

An encyclopedia or dictionary is intended to offer up a basic summary of any topic. As such, encyclopedias and dictionaries are often excellent resources for beginning a research project.

In addition to giving you a basic understanding of the scope of a topic and who is out there that is writing about the topic, bibliographies (citations of other resources you might want to look at) are usually provided for further research.

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