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Articles & Databases for Dance
Dance & Performing Arts Databases
Unlike other academic disciplines, dance does not have its own subject-specific database to cover scholarly literature in the field. Therefore, researchers in dance must be aware of many relevant databases and choose among them based on their specific topic and research interests. The list below includes both general academic and subject-specific databases in the fields of performing arts, anthropology, religion, sociology, music, psychology, classical studies, languages and literature, medicine, and history. Don't forget to log in if you are off campus.
Covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry including dance, film, television, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, broadcast arts, circus performance, comedy, storytelling, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic and more.
With over a million digital images from all of the visual arts as well as cultural objects of all types, ARTstor is an excellent starting point for iconographic research in dance and related fields. A search on "dancers" within the Library of Congress Collection in ARTstor retrieves over a thousand images by photographer Arnold Genthe, including many portraits of Isadora Duncan, Anna Pavlova, and Ruth St. Denis.
Citations and abstracts for scholarly articles, dissertations, and conference proceedings in world history from 1450 to the present, excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life. Coverage is international.
Date Coverage: 1967 to present
Materials Indexed: Journal Articles
Provides comprehensive, international coverage of scholarly research on all aspects of classical antiquity, including ancient dance and spectacle. From the second millennium B.C.E up to the early Middle Ages.
Date Coverage: Book Reviews, Classical antiquity, Publication dates 1949-2004
Materials Indexed: Books; Journal Articles
RILM, a database that provides citations and abstracts for scholarly literature in all areas of music research, includes thousands of citations for literature relating to dance, both in the Western art tradition and classical and traditional world dance. Indexes all types of scholarly literature, including dissertations, books chapters, conference proceedings, books, reviews, etc. International coverage. Coverage is primarily from 1967 on, but earlier records are slowly being added.
Date Coverage: 1835 - present
Materials Indexed: Book Chapters; Book Reviews; Books; Conference Proceedings; Festschrifts; Journal Articles; Theses & Dissertations
General academic database that provides article citations and abstracts, and full text for many but not all articles. A good database to start research for many undergraduate paper topics. Includes some popular magazines as well as scholarly journals. To retrieve only the latter, check the box that allows you to limit to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.
Date Coverage: 1984 to present
Materials Indexed: Book Chapters; Book Reviews; Books; Journal Articles; Magazine Articles; Newspaper Articles
Provides citations and abstracts for international scholarly literature in religion and theology, including articles, books, and book chapters. Use this database when searching for research relating to any aspect of dance and its intersection with religion. Try searching terms separately: danc* and worship, danc* and hindu*
Date Coverage: 1946 - present
Materials Indexed: Book Reviews; Journal Articles
Citations and abstracts for international scholarly literature of all types (articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, proceedings) on literature, languages, folklore, and linguistics. Coverage goes back to 1881. Contains thousands of citations relevant to dance and related areas.
Date Coverage: 1881 to present
Materials Indexed: Book Chapters; Books; Journal Articles; Magazine Articles; Plays; Poetry; Theses & Dissertations
The leading database for citations and abstracts in the international psychological and behavioral sciences and related disciplines. Coverage goes back to 1890. Provides comprehensive coverage of the scholarly literature, including journals, book chapters, books, and dissertations. Thousands of citations relevant to dance and related areas, including Dance Therapy, Somatics, Body-Mind Connection.
Date Coverage: 1890 - present
Materials Indexed: Book Chapters; Book Reviews; Books; Journal Articles; Technical Reports; Theses & Dissertations
An excellent database to use for dance research from the perspective of the social and behavioral sciences. Provides citations and abstracts for scholarly journal articles, dissertations, conference papers, and books. Coverage is international and goes back to 1952.