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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.

Dance Video Resources at UO

The UO Libraries own an extensive collection of dance videos including performances, instructional videos, and documentaries.  You can find videos on DVD in the Audio & Video Room on the 3rd floor of Knight Library, while videos on VHS tape are available from the main checkout desk on the 1st floor of Knight Library. 

We also subscribe to several streaming video databases with dance content; most of these allow you to make playlists, edit clips for showing examples, and embed video clips in presentations or syllabi. If accessing these from off campus, be sure to log in through the UO VPN client first so that the database will allow you to access it.

Streaming Video Resources for Dance

Finding Dance Videos in the UO Libraries

Use the Advanced Search interface in LibrarySearch to limit the material type to "Audio & Video."  You can also limit the search scope only to "UO Libraries" if you only want to search what we have here at UO.  You can search for a particular choreographer or director by labeling them as "author" in the search field.

When you see your search results, you will also see facets on the left side of the page that will indicate how many results there are for specific audio and video formats.  You can click on these facets to see only the results for that format.  For example, to see only DVDs, click the "DVD Videos" facet.

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Music and Dance Librarian

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Ann Shaffer
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I currently work on campus on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and work remotely on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. I am available for in-person research consultations on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and for virtual consultations (via Zoom, Teams, or phone) on any weekday.
Subjects: Dance, Music