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Starting points for research in dance

Essential Dance Resources

Welcome to UCI's Dance Research Guide! This guide will help you find and select the best resources for all your dance research needs. Navigate the guide using the tabs at the top of this page. Have a question? Ask me!



The International Encyclopedia of DanceInternational Encyclopedia of Dance * is an authoritative resource for all your factual dance needs. Go here for dates, biographies, and overviews of various dance topics. Make sure to pay attention to the helpful bibliographies to find other resources on the topic.




Dance Online: Dance in VideoDance in Video * currently provides over 700 hours of dance film and growing. Some of the publishers included in this database are American Dance Festival, Cunningham Dance Foundation, George Balanchine Foundation, and many more.




Logo - Link to SearchInternational Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text * is a good database to start searching for dance research articles. It includes records for over 60,000 journal articles, book chapters, dissertations and other sources of information that have been published all over the world.




VPN If you're researching off campus then you will need to login to the UCI VPN for authentication through the campus network. There are three different methods: Software, Web, and Mobile. Software takes a little more time to setup the first time, but it works with all resources. Web is known to not work well with many of the streaming media resources.

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