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Dance Research Guide

A guide to Library Resources for Dance.

Dance Performances

In Dance research, finding videos or DVDs of dance performances and performers is often just as important as finding scholarly articles and books. Instead of relying solely on Google -- though we do recommend a general search of the web via Google or some other search engine -- also be sure to check out what we have in the library and ask your professors if they have any videos in their personal collection.

Dance Resources in Myrin Library

Use the Library Catalog/OneSearch to search for DVDs and streaming videos in the Library's collection.

  • DVDs are stored at the Library and IT Services Desk (the "Learning Curve") on the first floor and may be checked out there.
  • Streaming videos in our collection will be accessible anywhere in the world you have an Internet connection.  If you are off-campus, you will be asked to sign-in before watching most videos.

You can begin your search for videos by selecting the "DVDs/Videos" tab for OneSearch on the Library's homepage:

Dance Online: Dance in Video

Web Resources for Images and Videos

Citing Your Sources!

Citing your sources properly -- yes, even the images you use and the performances you watch, as well as any interviews you might conduct -- is important and required.

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) citation resources are the best ones out there on the web. Generally, Dance courses require that you use either MLA or Chicago style. Detailed information on both styles is available here.

Librarians can help with citations, too!