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A GUIDE TO DANCE MATERIALS in Lovejoy Library

TO FIND BOOKS: THE ONLINE
The UFind Online Catalog is used to locate books about a particular person or subject. Some general subject headings for dance are:

Choreography

Dance production

Dance music--History and criticism

Dance therapy

Dance notation

Dancing

There are also subject headings for types of dance:

Ballet

Jazz dancing

Square dancing

Folk dancing

Modern dance

Tap dancing

Headings that primarily cover biographies include:

Ballet dancers

Dancers

Choreographers

Names of individuals and

Dance Teachers

Organizations

Many headings have subdivisions that describe a book's contents in more detail. Some examples of these are:

Dancing - History

Dancing - Study and teaching

Dancers - Russia - Biography


It is a good idea to check the subdivisions under a heading so that useful materials aren't overlooked.

Some additional dance subject headings in our catalog are listed below:

Dancing (in religion, folklore, etc.)

Dancing in art (Literature, moving-pictures, television, etc.)

If you are looking for recordings or scores of dance music, many of the headings above apply. Others that are useful are:

Ballets

Dance music

Ballet dance music

Folk dance music

Of course, you may also search for dance music and books using the names of authors and composers or titles of works in the author/title catalog.

To locate books beyond those in the UFind catalog, search I-Share (the state-wide catalog) or WorldCat (First Search link). WorldCat provides citations to books and other materials in nearly 72,000 libraries in 171 countries.

TO FIND ARTICLES IN PERIODICALS / ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

Journal Databases

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

IIMP (Int'l Index to Music Periodicals)

Humanities International Complete

(EBSCO)

RILM

JSTOR

Project Muse

Newspaper Databases

* LEXIS-NEXIS Academic

Historical New York Times

Other Recommended Online Sources

*Grove Music Online

Internet Search ( Google )

International Encyclopedia of Dance

YouTube

Lovejoy Library subscribes to the following dance journals:

Contact Quarterly Dance Chronicle

Dance Magazine

(SFX) search option from the Library's Find Journals, Magazines and More (Title) link on the homepage menu screen and the UFind catalog should be checked to ensure that Lovejoy Library has the particular issue needed. If the library doesn't have the journal you need, articles from the journal can be requested through Interlibrary Loan ( ILLiad ).

Dance journals from 1990 to current issues are shelved on the second floor on the southwest side. Most pre-1990 issues are in storage and can be requested from the Circulation Desk; delivery is usually within 24 hours. All are shelved alphabetically by title.

OTHER IMPORTANT REFERENCE SOURCES
There are a number of useful resources in the Reference Collection . Check materials in

the GV 1585-1790 and ML-MT call number ranges. Of special note is the International Encyclopedia of Dance, vols. 1-6 (Ref. GV 1585 .I586 1998). Another useful index is the

New York Times Index (Ref. AI 21.N45). E-books offer other research possibilities. Some

e-books about dance can be found in Credo Reference, EBL, ebrary, and Gale Virtual Reference in particular.

See Therese Dickman , the Fine Arts Librarian, (618-650-2695) (tdickma@siue.edu) or a

Music Listening Room staff member (618-650-2685) if you have questions.

Lovejoy Library homepage : (http://www.library.siue.edu)

Library and Information Services, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Revised September 20, 2011 (TZD)