Getting to know UC Library Search from UCSB Library on Vimeo.
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An online version of the orange Library Locations handout, which tells you what floor, and part of the building (Ocean or Mountain side), the various library locations (Main, Andelson, Government Information, etc) and call numbers are on.
WorldCat Discovery @UCSB is a way to find books and other materials located in libraries outside the UC System.
When keyword searching, use keywords that best describe your topic. The objective is to get a small group of relevant records. People, places themes, characters, time periods, events, types of information (i.e. ethnography) issues and more can be keywords. What words or phrases best describe your topic?
Try: And, Or, Not
Library of Congress Classification System
Most books about Dance will have a GV call number.
Most GVs are located on the 4th Floor, behind the Elevators.
However, some may turn up in other areas of the library such as Black Studies or Feminist Studies collections (Ethnic & Gender Studies Collection, 2nd Floor Oceanside).
Here are some specific Call Number ranges you may find helpful, if you want to explore the 4th Floor stacks:
GV1585 = Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
GV1588 = Dance Philosophy
GV1589 = Studying & Teaching
GV1600 = Dance criticism. Appreciation
GV1601-GV1619 = Dance History
GV1746-GV1750 = Social Dancing
GV1753 = Technique
GV1779 = Dance in Motion Pictures and Television
GV1781 = Theatrical Dance
GV1785 = Biography
GV1786 = Dance Groups or Companies
GV1789 = Ballet
GV1794 = Tap Dancing
GV1796.A-Z = Special dances
GV1799 = Children
GV1799.4 = Women
RC489.D3 = Dance therapy
RJ505.D3 = Dance therapy (Pediatrics)
UCSB Library uses Library of Congress Subject Headings to describe materials.
(Think standardized hashtags for subjects and topics.)
LCSH is not a perfect system by any means, but Subject Headings can be useful for exploring the library's collections quickly. Always pay attention to the subject terms listed on the records for books you are interested in.
Below are some examples of Subject Headings related to dance that you can use in the UCSB Library Search to help find relevant books, videos, and other materials on dance topics: