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Introduction to Library Research

Dance Instruction Videos

Finding Books and Articles

Use the following online catalogs to find books, videos, microforms etc. on your topic:

To search for journal articles relevant to your topic use the following online resources:

atticle linker -find out how to locate full texts of articles retrieved from online databases that have this icon (turn on your audio)

If you already have a citation or just want to browse the contents of a specific journal, use URSUS to find out if we subscribe to it, what format it is in and the dates of coverage.

Selected Online Resources

American Dance Festival
Serving the needs of dance, dancers, choreographers, and professionals in dance-related fields since 1934. Encourages and supports the creation and presentation of new modern dance work

Ballet Dictionary
American Ballet Theatre dictionary of ballet terms accompanied by video clips

Dance Heritage Coalition
Access, documentation, preservation and education issues pertaining to dance materials.

Dance USA
The national service organization for professional dance

Historical Dance Manuals
Searchable collection of social dance manuals from 1490 to 1920 compiled by the Library of Congress

National Dance Education Association
Advances dance education centered in the arts


RefWorks is a citation management tool that allows you to

  • Create lists of citations of resources from your research.
  • Insert citations in your paper from your lists of citations
  • Create a list of references at the end of your paper

Where to go for assistance

Created by: Jen Bonnet| Revised: 06/20/2014
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