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DNCA 470: History of Dance I: Books and Articles

Finding Books

Scout is a powerful search tool that can be used to find both print and electronic books. Scout simultaneously searches the library catalog, databases of scholarly work (i.e. JSTOR and RILM), electronic collections (i.e. HathiTrust), streaming media (i.e. Naxos and Alexander Street Press), and much more. Because Scout casts a wide net, many students like to use it as a starting point for their research. While Scout may be useful as you begin gathering resources, please note that you will probably need to search the appropriate subject databases to adequately covered your topic.

The Libraries' Catalog is a "traditional" library catalog of local holdings. The catalog may be used to find print books, sound recording, films, and scores, as well as some e-books and streaming media assets. When using the catalog, we recommend starting your search from the "Advanced Search" tab. 

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
Theatrical dancing
Dance – Biography see also Biography
Dance music

Search Terms

Try the following keywords in Scout:

  • Choreographers
  • Choreography
  • Dance
  • Modern dance

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