Dance Resources


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Dance Magazine

  • In Reading Room: three years current
  • Academic Search complete 1/1984 - current
  • Full Text: Academic OneFile 1/1994 - current; Academic Search Complete 1/1998 - current
  • Indexed in: Readers' Guide 1/1953 - 12/1982; Academic OneFile 1/1977 - current;

Encyclopedias and Reference Books /eBooks

  • The dance handbook. Ref GV1601 .R63 1990
  • Encyclopedia of dance & ballet. Ref GV1585 .E53 1977b
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Ref ML 100 .N48 2001 29 vols
  • Oxford dictionary of dance. Ref GV 1585 .C78 2010 (on order 10/25/2011)

Taft Online Subscriptions

  • Academic OneFile Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals, newspapers (including The New York Times) and reference sources
  • Academic Search Complete (Ebsco) Full text access to thousands of journals in all disciplines
  • Biography in Contex More than 430,000 biographies as well as related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library Simultaneously search multiple reference ebooks
  • JSTOR Extensive backfiles of scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and sciences, many dating back to the 19th century


  • Dance links (a guide to online resources from Gaynor Minden)

Updated 10/11