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Research Books in the Library (selections)
Dance on Its Own Terms by
Call Number: GV1601 D353 B35
Publication Date: 2013
Covers dance history and core disciplinary knowledge in performance and reconstruction, pedagogy and choreographic process, and notational and other written forms that analyze and document dance.
Undergraduate Research in Dance by
Call Number: GV1589 O93 U5 2019
Publication Date: 2019
Tools for scaffolding research skills, along with examples of undergraduate research in all areas of dance scholarship.
Professional Journals (selections)
Professional journals are a great place to learn from experts about the most recent developments in your field.
Search articles online or browse the Allen Library current periodicals (near the Allen entrance). See especially:
Journal Article Databases
Library databases provide citations for articles, book chapters, and more. Most articles/chapters focus on a narrow and specific topic, so they are great for deeper research. To get started:
- Choose a database.
- Search for keywords such as genres, topics, names of people, etc.
- Limit your results by date, language, and more with the the left-hand menu on the results page.
Need more help?
See our Article help page for step-by-step instructions and videos to help you search databases and find full-text articles. And you can always ask a librarian for individual help.
Dance Education Literature and Research Descriptive Index
Citations for thousands of journal articles, dissertations, and more. Focuses on dance education.
Music Index Online
Article citations from over 700 music and dance journals.
Citations for scholarly music and dance books, articles, dissertations, and more.
Full-text articles from almost 100 scholarly music, dance, and theatre journals, plus other subjects. Excludes recent years.
Academic Search Premier
Article citations from all disciplines, including music, dance, and theatre.
Reference resources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, and more. They often provide a short overview of a topic, then point to more resources for further research.
Books in the Allen Library (selections)
International Encyclopedia of Dance by
Call Number: GV1585 I58 v.1-6 [Allen dance reference]
Publication Date: 1998
Nearly 2,000 articles documenting all types of dance around the world and throughout history.
The Oxford Dictionary of Dance by
Call Number: GV1585 C74 O93 [Allen dance reference]
Publication Date: 2000
Includes fact sand analyses on a wide range of subjects from dancers and choreographers to dance styles and technical terms.
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