Popular Entertainment Research: How to Do It and How to Use It

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Scarecrow Press, 1992 - Performing Arts - 581 pages
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Designed to assist writers and journalists, researchers, and fans, as well as professionals in the entertainment industry who need information on a regular basis, this book details how to do research in film and television, the theater, popular music, and recorded sound. Separate chapters discuss how to conduct effective research in small towns where large entertainment collections do not exist, the best commercial databases to use, how to conduct successful interviews with performers, and how to do entertainment research in Great Britain. In addition to discussing research techniques, the book lists basic reference materials for each area and some of the better known professional organizations, libraries, and research facilities.

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The Mystery of the Research Process
The Art of Interviewing
Computers and Database Searching

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\Barbara Pruett ( M.L.S., California State, San Jose) is a librarian, researcher, and writer. In the early 1970s she was head of the Information/Research Center for Cesar Chavez's United Farm Workers before taking a position as head of Catholic University's Social Sciences Library. Active in the library profession for many years, she has served two terms on ALA's Council and worked on a number of committees. She is the author of Fast Cars and Country Music, a bibliography of Marty Robbins (Scarecrow, 1990).

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