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Starting points for research in dance


If you're researching off campus then you will need to login to the UCI VPN for authentication through the campus network. There are two different methods of connection:

Software - This authentication process takes a bit more time at the initial setup, but will work better in the long run. Note - some pages may not load properly using IE8.

Web - Use Web VPN to access resources with less initial work. Note - some pages may load more slowly than if using the Software VPN. Also, not all UCI resources (such as Naxos Music Library and Opera in Video) may work with Web VPN.

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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.

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Essential Dance Resources


International Encyclopedia of Dance * is an authoritative resource for all your factual dance needs. Go here for dates, biographies, and overviews of various dance topics.


International 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.


Dance 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.

* can only be searched off-campus by currently-enrolled UCI students, faculty, and staff using VPN authentication

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