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Dance: Key Resources

Where to Start: Reference Sources and Databases

The sources on this page are good starting points for your research concerning Dance. Reference Sources listed out below are great for topic ideas, background information, definitions, and other ways to kick off your research. Databases are where you can find eBooks and popular and scholarly journal articles with in-depth analysis of particular artists, works, or movements. 

Recommended Resource: Credo Reference

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Credo is an online reference database that includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, biographies and more.

Gale Reference Search

Gale Reference is an award-winning electronic collection of quality reference sources.

Reference Sources

Important Reference Sources to help you start your research.

Helpful Keywords

Below are helpful keyword searches to use with our library resources:

  • Dance history
  • Different types of dance (ex. Ballet, Modern Dance, Belly Dancing, Flamenco, etc.)
  • Dancers (specific names or as a subject search)
  • Dance therapy
  • Dance theory
  • Dance education
  • Dance and a time period
  • Dance and a country  
  • Dance and social aspects
  • Dance and music
  • Choreographers 
  • Choreography

Dance Databases

More Dance Databases-Where to continue your research

Meredith Archives

If you want to explore clippings, ephemera, flyers, brochures, and other secondary sources concerning dance and Meredith College, you can visit the vertical files of the archives.  They have a specific one for Dancing at Meredith. For information, and subject areas, you can visit the Vertical Files Subject page.

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