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Dance: Dance Medicine

Starting points for research in dance
URL: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/dance

Dance Medicine/Science Databases

START HERE

MedlinePlus * is a great place to get authoritative, but still understandable, health and medicine information. It includes information for both consumers and clinicians on the prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions.


THEN USE THE INFORMATION YOU LEARNED TO HELP YOU DEVELOP SPECIFIC SEARCHES IN THESE RESOURCES

Search Tips

Search Tips 

  • An asterisk (*) is a truncation symbol. It will retrieve multiple forms of the same word. For example, searching for "dance*" will retrieve dance, dancer, dancers, danced, and dancer's BUT NOT dancing.
  • Try searching for "dance*" AND your topic to retrieve articles that specifically address medical problems of dancers.
    • For example: "dance* AND nutrition"
  • If you can't find articles that specifically address your medical topic as they pertain to dancers (remember, the field of dance science is still relatively new) search for related artists and athletes like:
    • Music* AND nutrition; Performing artist AND nutrition; Gymnast* AND nutrition; etc.
  • Likewise, remember to search for synonyms of words as some research might refer to one concept with one word and another might refer to the same (or very similar concept) with a different word
    • For example: Nutrition OR Diet OR Lifestyle
  • If you initially retrieve too many results (or they aren't relevant to your search) try to limit your search by searching more narrow indexes like:
    • Title, Abstract, or Subject: Search words that appear in article titles, abstracts, or subject headings are much more likely to be relevant to your topic rather than just keywords (the default search option for databases) that happen to appear anywhere in the text