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Dance History Research Resources: Finding Articles

Finding Schoarly Journal Articles

Scholarly Journal Articles

Use online databases to locate scholarly journal articles.  Be aware that these databases also include articles that may not be appropriate for scholarly research, such as those from magazines and newspapers, as well as book reviews and performance reviews.

If you are looking for scholarly/peer-reviewed/academic articles, look for these features:

  • at least 8-10 pages in length
  • author is an academic (professor, PhD, researcher, etc....) or in some cases a practitioner (dancer, choreographer, designer, etc..)
  • published in an academic journal (Dance ChronicleDance Research JournalPerformance Research, etc...)
  • the bibliography is appropriate for the article length


Finding Performance Reviews

Performance reviews can be located in a variety of databases and publications.  Most databases include the option to limit to "review" as a document type, so select that option along with searching for your production name to limit your results.