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These library databases provide citations for articles, book chapters, and more. Most focus on a specific topic, so they are great for deeper research. Choose a database, then search for keywords such as genres, techniques, names of people, and more.
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)
Guide to e-books
Due to COVID-19, some books are currently available online. Use this guide to find e-book sites, then search for the book title you need.
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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