Top 5 Dance Resources

The links below represent the top five research sources in your discipline, as selected by the UCSD Library. Need help with your research? Ask a librarian!

International Index to the Performing Arts - Full Text (IIPA-FT) [UCSD Only]
IIPA is an index to over 200 journals and magazines in the fields of dance, drama, film, theater, opera, puppetry, circus, and other forms of performance art. Approximately one third of the citations are linked directly to the full text of the document. Citations can be exported or downloaded into EndNote, ProCite, RefWorks, or Reference Manager citation management software. [Full Description]

Lexis-Nexis Academic [UCSD Only]
Most people think of Lexis-Nexis as a source for legal and business data and “hard news.” In fact, it is an excellent source for locating reviews of concert dance and other newspaper and popular magazine stories about the dance. A major “plus” about this resource is that every citation is accompanied by the full text of the article.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index [UCSD Only]
A&HCI provides author, keyword, and cited reference searching from more than 1100 leading arts and humanities journals, including dance, music, and design. (For additional citations from the social sciences, which may cover the anthropological aspects of dance better, search your topic simultaneously in both A&HCI and Social Sciences Citation Index.) In many cases, searchable abstracts plus links to e-journal images are included. [Full Description]

Dance Glossary
An online glossary (dictionary) to terms from all fields of dance – concert dance, folk and international dance, social dance, etc.

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division, New York Public Library
The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library is the largest and most comprehensive archive in the world devoted to the documentation of dance. Chronicling the art of dance in all its manifestations - ballet, ethnic, modern, social, and folk - the division is much more than a library in the usual sense of the word. It preserves the history of dance by gathering diverse written, visual, and aural resources, and it works to ensure the art forms continuity through an active documentation program.

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