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LIBRARY GUIDE TO Dance 3380: Contemporary Dance History

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Library OneSearch
Use the catalog to find books, videos, recordings, and goverment documents we have at the library.

A statewide catalog of many of Michigan's libraries. It allows you to request books at another library be sent to Kresge Library for you.

Finding Dance articles
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance and Dance Studies Collection  are your best bets for locating a number of journal articles on your topic. Below is a video showing how to conduct a basic search in the International Bibliography. Note that if you choose to limit to "scholarly journal articles," that could remove articles from Dance Magazine and other reputable sources, so do so carefully!

Searching specific journals

You can also conduct a search just within a specific journal. The video below explains how!

Evaluating Websites
Who Is Hosting This has an excellent 60-second guide to evaluating websites. Check out their tips!

For this type of project, the key concerns might be authenticity and authority: Is this website the official site of the dance group/choreographer/dancer/etc, or his/her estate, or is it a fan site? Is the site connected in any way to an academic or cultural institution? (Think museum, university, theater, etc.)
Citation Resources
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Katie Greer
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