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Complete full text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts and Sciences, Health and General Sciences, and Ecology and Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Access to the full-text of over 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences and mathematics.
Be sure to use if researching ballet, since access to Pointe, the international periodical focusing on working dancers, is available here. This database includes popular, general-interest publications, so investigate your sources if you are limited to sch
Databases for Related Disciplines
Indexes 2,000 journals published worldwide covering the history of the United States and Canada. Includes some full text. Coverage includes articles, book and media reviews, and abstracts of dissertations.
1888-. Full-text online resource serving the research, teaching, and professional needs of anthropologists. Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA).
Indexes the scholarly literature on all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide.
Covers world history after 1450, except for the U.S. and Canada. Includes some full text. Includes articles from over 2,000 journals, books, collections, and dissertations.
1952-current. Includes citations and abstracts for articles in over 1,500 journals, conference papers, books, and dissertations in the social and behavioral sciences.
Good to use for dance in Eastern Europe, especially Russia, Poland, former Soviet Union. Draws from some important dance publications, with links to JSTOR full-text for older articles, and abstracts for newer articles, some of which are available in our print collection.
A collection of over 140 international journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, special reports and conference proceedings devoted to the impact of gender across a broad range of subject areas.
The Dance Research Journal is the official journal of the Congress on Research in Dance. DRJ carries scholarly articles, book reviews, a list of books and journals received, and reports of scholarly conferences, archives, and other projects of interest to the field.
Print Location: v.52 (1981) - current
Locations: Burling 4th floor East; and, Current Periodicals. Emphasis on dance and movement education. Indexed in Education Research Complete database.
Print Location: v.51 (1980)- current
Locations: Burling 4th floor East; and, Current Periodicals Article topics include physiological and mental aspects of dance, as well as teaching. Indexed in Education Research Complete database.
Complete online access (including advertisements) to the full text of the New York Times from 1851 up to the last three years. For current access, see National Newspapers, LexisNexis Academic, and other sources.
Access to the complete backfile of the Times (London) including text, images, editorials, and advertisements.
Books, media, Web sites, databases, art work, and more.
Before 1000 B.C. to the present. The OCLC catalog of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide. Contains millions of records. This is the best way to identify resources beyond our collections.
CRL is a consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries. The consortium acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching.
The Dance Collection is the world's largest research collection dedicated to documenting dance;also search the Digital Collections for dance images.
Made up of two main collections, both fully integrated and cross-searchable: i) a collection of over 125 core academic subject, language, and quotations dictionaries providing carefully vetted quick results; and ii) access to many of Oxford’s award-winning Encyclopedias and Companions.
All time periods. Full text. Oxford Music Online expands Grove Music online and comprises the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz and more.
Print Location: Burling Ref CT100 .C8
Covers 1940 to present. Updated by Current Biography monthly supplement.
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Z7514.D2 C685 2001
Print Location: REF GV1585 .B46 1998
Print Location: REF GV1585 .I586 1998
Print Location: REF GV1585 .C5 1967
This was standard source until publication of the International encyclopedia. Although it's older, it's still worth a look, especially for the wealth of black & white photographs.
Contains hundreds of hours of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.
UbuWeb is a completely independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts. All mate rials on UbuWeb are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights belong to the author(s), and UbuWeb is completely free.
(Digital Anthology of Recorded Music) Streaming audio recordings of chiefly 20th and 21st century music recorded on American recording labels, including New World. Also includes complete and original liner notes and essays.
Streaming music service for the genres of Classical Music, Jazz Contemporary, World/Folk, New Age, and Chinese Music.
A streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries, including 300 full-length videos from which you can create custom clips to add to individual playlists. This international collection makes subtitles available in over 5 languages and is searchable by by category, role, composer, artist, production personnel, work, venue or festival.
A series of dynamic and interactive educational materials aimed at fostering a multidisciplinary understanding of how movement ideas are enacted in various aspects of American culture. Produced by the Wesleyan University Press & the Academic Media Studio; supported by a grant from NITLE.
An online project under development at Florida State University.
Publisher of the Dance Research Journal and CORD Newsletter. USE the DANCE COMMUNITY tab to find additional web sites devoted to special areas of interest such as dance education, dance therapy, dance films, sacred dance, etc.
Dedicated to furthering the art of dance film. Connecting artists and organizations, fostering new works for new audiences, and sharing essential resources, DFA seeks to be a catalyst for innovation in and preservation of dance on camera.
Use ACCESS link. This website is a metasite for dance researchers, with tutorial, finding aids, and links to catalogs of major holdings of primary sources.
Select promising collections before trying your search words. See especially Variety Stage Motion Pictures.
Search the Performing Arts Resource Guide OR for digital items also use the Performing Arts Encyclopedia search box.
Offers high-quality videos of full-length performances by some of today's most provocative artists working in dance, theater, music and other forms that defy categorization.
APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, second printing.
Collection of links to guides for citation styles, prepared by the Duke University Libraries.
Print Location: Perm Reserve Z253 .U69 2003
On permanent reserve at the circulation desk.
Print Location: Perm Reserve PN147 .G444 1998
This style guide is used frequently in the humanities.
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
A Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases.
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