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Research Guide: Dance History (DA 380)


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Databases and Indexes--find articles

 

Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,000 journals with full text for more than 4,600 scholarly publications. Provides some 17 journals specific to dance including Dance Magazine and New Dance Review.

1975--current | Some full text | More info

 

Britannica

Access to the online version of Britannica Encyclopaedia, the academic edition. Good source for biographies and dance history. Includes graphics.

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Historical Abstracts 

Index to journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations in the area of world history. Covers topics from 1450-present and  includes over 2,100 journals published throughout the world. Search this database with America: History & Life (coverage of U.S. and Canada).

1955--current | Citations & abstracts | More info

 

Literature Resource Center

Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Includes more than 850,000 full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from over 390 scholarly journals and literary magazines. (from Gale Cengage Learning)

Mostly full text | More Info

 

MasterFile Premier EBSCO

Provides full text for more than 2,050 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues, and much more. Includes biographies, book reviews, travel books, and an image gallery. 

1975--current | Some full text | More info

 

Project MUSE

Comprehensive source for scholarly journals. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, religion, gender studies, economics, and many others.

Some full text| More info

 

 

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Reference Books of Note

 

Film Choreographers and Dance Directors. Larry Billman. McFarland,1997.

R792.829922 B59

 

International Encyclopedia of Dance. Edited by Selma Jeanne Cohen. Oxford, 2004
R793.303 I61 | 6 vols.

 


 

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Recommended Web sites

 

Google Scholar 

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources.  Just click on "Find Full Text @SMU."

Some full text, some pay for view

 

WorldCat 

From OCLC, the largest, most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials, with records from over 55,000 libraries worldwide. Click on "full text button Find it at SMU" to order. For more information about how to obtain these items see our Interlibrary Loan page.

Bibliographic records


 

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