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What are Reference Materials?

Condense information into a general overview.
May be written by scholars in the field.
Contain suggestions for further reading.

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Encyclopedia of Television - 2004 ed.
Call Number: PN1992.18 .E53 2004
Location: Library North 2 | Reference

Entries on people, shows, formats and themes in TV history. Most entries have suggested reading lists.

Encycylopedia of Television - [online - 1997 ed.]
1997 edition of the Encyclopedia of Television (above). Contains some entries not found in the 2004 edition.

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The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network & Cable TV Shows, 1946-present
Call Number: PN1992.18.B68 2003
Location: Library North 2 | Reference

Indicates time slot, channel & cast for each season of even the most marginal TV shows.
Back of the book has season-by-season primetime TV schedules, a list of hit TV theme songs, and a list of Emmy winning shows.

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The Encyclopedia of Daytime Television
Call Number: PN1992.3.U5 H93 1997
Location: Library North 2 | Reference

Includes info (station, time slot, broadcast history) for talk shows, variety shows, soaps, game shows & cartoons.

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Encyclopedia of Television News - [online]
Call Number [paper version]: PN4888.T4 E53 1999
Location: Library North 2 | Reference
Entries on people, shows, & formats--with further reading lists.

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Watching TV: Six Decades of American Television
Call Number: PN1992.5 .U5 C37 2003
Location: Library North 2 | Reference

Shows the daily prime-time TV schedule, year by year 1944-2002. Also includes a "snapshot" of TV for each year.

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Television Program Master Index
Call Number: PN1992.9 .D56 2003
Location: Library North 2 | Reference

Look up a show & get a list of books & articles on that show.

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