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Articles & Databases: Dance

 

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Academic Search Premier Scholarly and popular articles on many subjects, including criticism, performance reviews, book reviews, profiles of individuals, etc.

Can limit to peer reviewed

1982 to present
ERIC Published and unpublished education literature, including articles from 775 journals, research reports and curricular materials. Most of the unpublished material is available on microfiche in our library or on the web. More Details... Scholarly and professional articles are included, but cannot limit to these 1966 to present
SportDiscus Emphasizes sports medicine, exercise physiology, biomechanics, coaching, physical education and recreation. More Details... Can limit to peer reviewed 1975 to present
Infomine: Visual & Performing Arts "INFOMINE is a virtual library of Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level." This section of the Infomine: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections contains links to webpages and other internet resources on many dance subjects. Browsing or keyword searching are available. Not applicable Mostly current; vary for each database
Sapphire Swan Dance Directory This is a commercial site, with some advertising. It has an extensive listing of internet links for nearly all forms of dance, from Balkan to Zydeco. Not applicable Mostly current; vary for each database
Selected Internet Resources for Dance The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts provides this collection of internet links. Not applicable Mostly current; vary for each database
VOS: Voice of the Shuttle: Dance This is part of a large site, maintained by Professor Alan Liu at UC Santa Barbara, with mostly scholarly links to many areas of the arts and humanities. The Dance lists its subjects in a box on the right side, and keyword searching is also available. Not applicable Mostly current; vary for each database

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Anthropology Plus Aspects of dance in worldwide social and cultural anthropology, ethnology, and folklore from journal articles, reports, commentaries, books, and book chapters. Can limit to English in Advanced Search. More Details... Yes Late 19th century to present
America: History and Life The historical perspective on dance in North America from over 2000 sources, including scholarly journals, publications of local historical societies, books, book reviews, and more. More Details... Scholarly sources, not all are peer reviewed 1964 to present
Bibliography of Asian Studies Identify western-language monographs, articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia. More Details... Some scholarly sources are included, but cannot limit to these 1971 to present
Handbook of Latin American Studies Books and other sources selected by experts on many subjects related to Latin America, including dance.  Many are in Spanish. More Details... Scholarly materials are included, but cannot limit to these 1935 to present
Historical Abstracts World history from 1450 to the present (excluding North America, which is covered in America: History and Life, above), including the arts, culture, and dance, in over 2,000 journals, books, and other sources.  Can limit to English. More Details... Yes 1950s to present
LexisNexis Academic Fulltext of newspapers and magazines; a good source for reviews of dance performances, interviews with well-known contemporary dancers and choreographers, etc. More Details... No Vary for each publication; most begin in the 1990s
MLA Bibliography Dance in literature and as a cultural phenomenon in this comprehensive, international listing of literary criticism and theory, linguistics, film and drama criticism, cultural studies, and folklore, covering articles, book chapters, books, and more. Can limit to items in English and to type of resource, such as journal articles. More Details... Yes 1926 to present
Sociological Abstracts The sociological perspective on dance from journals, books, and other sources. More Details... Can limit to peer reviewed 1952 to present for most sources

Other Databases to Consider

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Dissertation and Theses: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection Includes fulltext for thousands of dissertations and masters theses produced in the United States. If fulltext is not linked, order the item on interlibrary loan. Don't use their "order a copy" link. More Details... Dissertations are prepared under scholarly direction 1637 to present