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Finding Books by Subject Heading and Call Number
Call Numbers for Dance
You can virtually browse the shelf in the following subject areas by clicking on the call number ranges. All of the dance books can be found on Floor 2M of Gorgas Library.
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Dance – History
National Dances. Folk dances and dancing
Social dancing. Ballroom dancing
Square dances. Quadrilles. Country dances
Dance – Biography see also Biography
Try the following keywords in Scout:
- Modern dance
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music by
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music is an excellent resource for information on dance as well as music in the context of various cultures of the world. This is a key resource for your world dance projects. It can be found in the reference section of the Music Library. Includes accompaning CDs.
ML100 .G16 1998. For the accompanying CDs, ask for CD 887 at the Music Library circulation desk.