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Dance History Research Resources: Books & Online Catalog
Dance materials are concentrated on Reynolds 7, at GV1580-1799.4. This section is divided by history and by types of dance or dancer. Three examples are:
GV1621-1641 - Dancing-History-Americas
GV1787 - Theatrical Dancing, Ballet
GV1785 G7 - Graham, Martha
Other subject areas to consider are:
ML3400+ - Music and Dance
RC489 D3 - Dance Therapy
TR817.5+ - Dance Photography
Each book record in the online catalog also contains Library of Congress Subject Headings, which can help you locate books on a similar topic. Click on the subject heading in the online catalog to go to a list of books that share that subject heading. Some examples of subject headings include:
Dance United States History
Ballet United States
Afro Americans Dancing History
Modern dance history
The names of individual dances, dancers, choreographers or companies are also included as subject headings:
American Ballet Theatre
Use the Online Catalog to locate books, ebooks, streaming films, DVDs, and other materials in the ZSR Library. You can search by keyword, book or dance title, dancer or choreographer, etc... It may be helpful to truncate your search, for example:
choreograph* will find: choreograph, choreographer, choregraphy, etc...
danc* will find: dance, dancing, dancers, danced, etc...