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Dance Research, History & Criticism (2023)

A guide for students in dance, created by librarian Maryke Barber


This guide was designed to help you find materials on dance research, history and criticism in Wyndham Robertson Library. Whether you need print books, e-books, online articles or streaming video - we can help!

Off-Campus Resources

For students who are not living on or near campus, check out our page of Services for Off Campus Students, and our videos for off-campus access.

Thesis Resources

Thesis materials are posted on the Thesis page.

Image from Pixabay

Summer Orientation Materials

6/11/23: Introduction to Library Resources & Zotero Citation Software

Zotero materials are linked from the citation page.

Search Tips

No results? Search more broadly: 

If a search for a specific person, title or other topic produces too few or no results, try searching more broadly: for a profession, group, a genre of dance, a place, etc.:

  • group + place = women choreographers AND "united states"
  • dance + genre = dance AND improvisation

Too many results? To narrow down, add information to your search:

  • add the country
  • add the time period (19th century, 20th century, etc.)
  • add the genre (hip hop, ballroom, etc.)

Use the *

  • Use the *  (asterisk) to truncate your search terms, to search several terms at once.
    Example: danc* = dance, dancer, dancers, dancing etc.

Examples of subjects used in OneSearch and other databases:

  • Modern dance
  • African American dance
  • Choreographers
  • Choreographers - United States - History