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The following is a selected list of resources for starting research in Dance. Most of these resources are located in the Knight Library on the second floor, with reference resources on the third floor in the Music Services reference collection.

Want materials (e.g., books, articles) that the library doesn't have? Use Interlibrary Loan!

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Before submitting an InterLibrary Loan request, an account must be made. You can create an account by Logging into Illiad..

Once an account is made, books may be searched for and requested through LibrarySearch and WorldCat.

Please allow about 2 weeks for delivery of books and physical materials. An e-mail will be sent when print materials are ready for pick-up.

Most journal articles arrive in 24-48 hours and will be sent electronically.

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Finding Scholarly Dance Articles

The following databases index scholarly peer-reviewed articles on dance.  Some provide full-text electronic copies of the articles, while others provide only the bibliographic citation of the article and an abstract (summary) of its contents.  If you find a citation for a useful-looking article that doesn't include full-text access, use the FindText button to see if UO has a copy of the article or to submit an InterLibrary Loan (ILL) request for articles UO doesn't have.  Articles requested through ILL are sent electronically and usually arrive in a few days.

Before the internet and databases, journal articles were indexed in print volumes that were often published yearly.  Some of the older print indexes are still useful to researchers for tracing historical publications about dance, from journals that may no longer exist, or that cover earlier chronological periods than many databases index.

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Music and Dance Librarian

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Ann Shaffer
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During the 2022-23 academic year, I am working on campus Wednesdays and Thursdays and working remotely Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. Meet with me for a virtual consultation via Zoom, MS Teams, or by phone.
Subjects: Dance, Music
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