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Books, articles, and DVD/Media resources for dance research
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Most Relevant Databases

Search Academic Search, Humanities Source, and SPORTDiscus

The search box above searches the first three databases below:

  • Academic Search Complete  
    Contains both magazines and peer-reviewed/scholarly journal articles related to all topics, including dance.
  • Humanities Source  
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text  
    Covers topics related to the physical or "sport" aspect of dance, as well as information for setting up dance studios or facilities.
  • JSTOR  
    Completely full-text database but does NOT have current issues (not the last 5 years or so).
    Dance journals are listed under the "Performing Arts" category.
  • Physical Education Index  
    Use for dance information especially as it relates to education.
    Only has links to FULL-TEXT.

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Other Related Databases

  • Business Source Complete  
    Use to find information about running a business, starting a (dance) company, etc.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch  
    Provides “additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press.”
    Limit to scholarly articles if you need to avoid “popular” magazines and newspapers.
  • GenderWatch  
    Full-text database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas
  • Academic OneFile  
    A database similiar to Academic Search Complete but has some articles from journals that are not available there.
  • LexisNexis Academic  
    Covers newspapers from around the world. Use to find articles, dance reviews, and information about dancers.

History Databases

Use these databases if you need to find historical or cultural information about a country or place where a dance originated. 

  • America: History and Life
    Indexes articles for U.S. and Canadian history.
    Links to full-text articles IF available from the Drake library, otherwise use Interlibrary Loan.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Indexes articles and books on history, excluding the U.S. and Canada.
    Links to full-text articles IF available; otherwise use interlibrary loan.

Contact Quarterly

We have the journal Contact Quarterly in print.  You can search through its index online to find what articles it has.


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