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Thomas Library

Selected Resources for Dance History & Ethnology Classes

Spring Semester 2010

Books | Periodicals | Web Resources

BOOKS

LC Call Number Classes | Library Catalogs | Reference Books | Top

Use the red volumes of the LCSH to find Subjects to search for in Ezra and the OhioLINK Catalog. Some useful searches are premade to the right.

Picture of LCSH volumes 22nd ed., 5 vols., 1999.
Kept on the long table by the main bank of EZRA/Web terminals.

 Subject headings will be similar to, but may be different from those used in periodical indexes.

Note: many of these headings may be subdivided geographically, e.g:

Dance--Sri Lanka

Ballet

Dance

Dancing

Dance History

Dance--Religious Aspects

Dance--Social Aspects

Dancers

Folk Dancing [subdivide geographically, e.g. "Folk dancing -- Jamaica"]

Locating Books in Library Catalogs

At Wittenberg: EZRA
At other Ohio Libraries OhioLINK Catalog
In North America For ILL WorldCat

Reference Books

International Encyclopedia of Dance
Ref. GV 1585 .I586 1998
Encyclopedia of World Cultures
Ref. GN 307 .E53 1991
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
Main Stacks: ML100 .G16 1998, 10 vols.
Includes some dance-related articles
A Core Collection in Dance
Main Stacks: GV 1594 .C685 2001
Note: bibliography, not text; this book is a guide to books and other resources
The Music and Dance of the World's Religions: A Comprehensive, Annotated Bibliography of Materials in the English Language
Main Stacks: ML 128 .S17 R87 1996
Note: bibliography, not text; this book is a guide to books and other resources

PERIODICALS

Indexes to periodicals for Dance Research

International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance
Wilson Index (Index to arts and humanities literature)
Historical Abstracts (Covers non-U.S. History, 1450-Present)
FRANCIS
(Index to Arts, Humanities & Social Science Journals)

Other useful indexes and databases

Academic Search Premier Indexes about 2000 periodicals -- both scholarly journals and popular magazines; covers 1986-Present, with some fulltext coverage starting in the early 1990s.
New York Times Index Index Table 2 and Older Indexes
Index to the New York Times, starting in 1851.
Lexis-Nexis Universe 20 years of full text general, governmental & industrial news, including reviews
Other Anthropology/Ethnography Databases

Locating Journals:

At Wittenberg:
Online Fulltext Journal Listing -- covers print and electronic periodicals
At other Ohio academic libraries:
OhioLINK Central Catalog (Note: you cannot get periodicals through OhioLINK)

WEB

Evaluating Web Site
Citing Electronic Source
International Folk Dance, Dayton and Ohio
Local folk dance organizations in information
Society of Dance History Scholars: Online Resources
Dance Styles from Sapphire Swan Dance Company
Links to information on various styles of dance from around the world.
Current Bibliographies in Ethnomusicology
Lists of recent publications in ethnomusicology, but includes many dance-related resources. Categorized by continent.
World Dance
Links to information on dance from many parts of the world
Wikipedia
Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia constantly under revision by its users. Because it may be edited by anyone, it is not the most reliable source in the world, but it is generally good for basic background information, and can be an excellent source of links to other websites.

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Compiled by Ken Irwin, kirwin@wittenberg.edu.