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Dance History Research Resources: Reference Resources

Reference Resources

Reference Resources

Use Reference Resources to get background information on an dancer, piece of choreography or terminology. Many of these sources include bibliographies which list additional books and journal articles that would be useful for further research on the topic. All Reference materials are shelved on Wilson 4. These are selections from the available resources:

Bibliographies and Indexes


  • Black Dance: An Annotated Bibliography Z7514 D2 A33 1989
  • Dancers and Choreographers GV1785 A1 G47 1995
  • Research in Dance, A Guide to Resources Ref GV1594 B67 1994

Print Indexes

  • Bibliographic Guide to Dance (New York Public Library) Ref Z7514 D2 N462
  • Biography Index (for people; 1946-present) Ref CT100 B56
  • Humanities Index Ref AI3 H8x
  • Index to Dance Periodicals Ref GV1594 I64
    annual guide that organizes references to current periodical literature on dance and dance-related topics, 1993-2001.
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