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Commercial Entertainment Research Guide

A research guide for commercial entertainment subjects and courses

About This Guide

commercial entertainment images from Columbia State academic pagesAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • "Actors express ideas and portray characters in theater, film, television, and other performing arts media. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience."
  • "Dancers and choreographers use dance performances to express ideas and stories. There are many types of dance, such as ballet, tango, modern dance, tap, and jazz."
  • "Musicians and singers play instruments or sing for live audiences and in recording studios."

This guide is designed to support the research and learning needs of commercial entertainment programs. Here, you'll find resources for:

  • selecting and evaluating sources
  • constructing research questions
  • search tips and strategies
  • finding sources in Charger Search, databases, online sources, and statistics
  • recommended citation and style guides
  • contacting librarians for help

If you have suggestions for other resources, please let us know!

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