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Starting points for research in dance

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Locate dissertations and theses using the following tools:

NDLTD is a free search engine to locate electronic theses and dissertations from all over the world. Many are freely available online.

Dissertations and Theses * is a multidisciplinary database that allows you to find doctoral dissertations and masters theses. In addition to the actual subject content, I find these documents particularly valuable for their bibliographies.

UCI Dance Theses:

  • You can locate many of the theses written by recent graduates of the dance department by performing an advanced search in this database using the following technique:
    • Search for "University of California, Irvine" as University/Institution (switch the first drop down menu that displays "Start" to this option)


    • Search for "Dance" as Department (switch the second drop down menu that displays "Start" to this option)