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Dance: Research

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General Resources

Research Books in the Library (selections)

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Ballet dancers
Ballet > History
Dance > History
Dance notation
Dance therapy
Modern dance

Or browse the shelves by call number:

Cal number Topic
GV 1587 Dance notation
GV 1589 Dance education
GV 1600–1619 Dance by historical period
GV1620–1728 Dance by geographical region
GV 1785 Biographies
GV 1787 Ballet
M 1520–1526 Ballet music (scores)
ML 3400–3465 History/criticism of dance music
RC Dance therapy


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

thinkerLibrary 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:

  1. Choose a database.
  2. Search for keywords such as genres, topics, names of people, etc.
  3. 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.

Research Databases


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)

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