Reference: Subject Reading Materials
Reference materials can be good resources for subject overviews and a means to collect useful keywords. The bibliographies frequently include key texts and thinkers that are associated with a specific subject. To discover more reference materials held in the Stanford Libraries, search Reference Universe, Searchworks, consult with a librarian, or browse the libraries' reference collections.
Tips for using reference sources:
1. Look at the cross-references that many entries provide. These can be helpful in pointing you toward a related or more accurate idea/term.
2. One of the most important elements of any good reference source entry is its bibliography. Take note of the books or articles that the entry's author deems elementary to understanding the individual or idea.
Communication and Rhetoric
Drama, Performance, and Theatre
Life Writing, Oral Storytelling, and Speeches
Selected Subject Searches using Searchworks Catalogue
Listed below are Library of Congress subject terms, which search only the subject field(s) of the Searchworks catalogue.
- You can refine your results by using the limiting facets with the left frame.
- Narrow by SUL (Stanford University Libraries) location, publication year, language, etc.
Proquest Social Science Databases
Proquest Social Sciences Database--Searches across multiple social science subject databases. Among those included: Alternative Presses; Psycinfo; Sociological Abstracts; Social Services Abstracts; International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS); ERIC (Education); PAIS (Public Policy)."