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Dance History & Criticism (2020)

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


This guide was designed to help you find materials on dance, dance history and dance 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




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Summer 2020 Orientation Materials

Recording from Workshop 6/14/20

  • 1:00 – 45:00 - Introduction to library resources and services
  • 56:00 – end - Zotero citation software

Zotero materials are linked on the citation page.

OneSearch: Access Library Collections

Search Tips

Search for People:

Last name, first name:

Taylor, Paul

No results? Search more broadly: 

If a specific search for a 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.:

  • women choreographers AND "united states"
  • improvisation AND dance

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