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Dance Research Guide

A guide to Library Resources for Dance.


Welcome to the Dance Research Guide!

This guide will help your research in dance -- from choreography to dance history to particular dances and dancers -- from beginning to end. Start by exploring in some encyclopedias and dictionaries and then use the tabs to navigate through finding scholarly articles and books, as well as web resources.

Finding Background Information

There aren't any dance-specific online resources available through Myrin, but we do have one alternative to Wikipedia that will be useful.




Dance-specific print resources are available in the Reference Section of the library, and can be extremely helpful for finding background information that's more reliable than Wikipedia.

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!