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Resources for Dance

Welcome! You are looking at the best library resources for Dance research. If you need to research in a different discipline, please look through this list of our other Research Guides.

Search a database for specific articles.

Search Academic Search, Humanities Source, and SPORTDiscus together:

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

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

Items in Drake Library

Here are some general places to start if you want to browse for a topic on the top floor.  For more specifics, please use the Library Catalog.

Search for books from libraries worldwide

WorldCat is a database of books, videos and other items available in libraries worldwide. We have a few different ways to search WorldCat:

Searching Phrases

To search for the full phrase of your topic, put "marks" around the phrase:
For example, "Scottish sword dancing" will pull up only articles that have those three words right in a row.

Last Updated: Jul 30, 2020 8:08 PM

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