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Guide to MLA Style (7th ed.)
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed.
(REF 808.027 G35M)

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Art & Art History

Key Journals

Research Guide for Dance

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  • ProQuest Research Library
    Search for journal and magazine articles on your topic. ProQuest Research Library is a multidisciplinary database, with coverage of the visual arts, as well as theater, music, dance and film. Some full text included.
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega
    Online subset of Art Index, covering art history and all aspects of visual culture.


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Books related to dance have call numbers in the 790's. Reference books are on the main floor in the Reference Room. All other dance books are located on the upper floor, left side.

Biography Databases

  • Biography Reference Center
    Full text database providing coverage on a wide range of notable people, both contemporary and historic, with additional links to books and articles about these individuals.
  • Biography Collection Complete
    Over 170,000 biographies of contemporary and historic individuals from a variety of sources.

Other Recommended Databases

Research on Dance

Cultural Policy and the Arts National Data Archive
Literature database and survey data on arts and cultural policy in the U.S.
Dance Education Literature and Research descriptive index
Over 4,500 citations of works published in the field of dance education, 1926-present.
Engaging Dance Audiences
Surveys and reports on how audiences experience dance performances.
State of NYC Dance
Study examines dance organizations in NYC and their economic impact.

History of Dance

Dance Heritage Coalition: 100 Treasures
DHC collects and preserves dance history. It has highlighted irreplaceable treasures of American dance.
American Ballet Theatre
Library page includes dictionary of ballet terms and performance history.
New York City Ballet
Use the 'Researchers' and 'Company' links to learn more about the history of this world-class dance company.
An American Ballroom Companion
Collection of dance instruction manuals published between 1490 and 1920.

Dance Today

All World Dance
Blog featuring news of interest to dance aficionados.
Contemporary Dance
Covers choreography, history, theory, techniques of contemporary dance.
Directory of ballet and dance companies around the world.
PBS: Who's Dancin' Now?
Directory of dance and arts organizations in New Jersey.