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DANC 10453 - Dance in World Cultures: Home

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Research project help

Contact the Dance Research Librarian (below) for lists of books, articles and videos to give you a head start on your term project, or for general library how-tos, help with locating items and more.  Also check out the Ask a Librarian page.

Dance Librarian

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Laura Ruede
TCU Box 298400, Fort Worth, TX 76129

Search tools

There are three major tools for finding material for your research projects. Here's a quick summary of those tools. Click on the FrogScholar & the catalog tab above for a further look.

  FrogScholar is a flexible, Google-like search tool available from the search box at, accessing everything that the catalog does,
PLUS most of TCU's databases, connecting you to books, journal and newspaper articles, videos and more. FrogScholar Dance search >
  The TCU Library catalog is a precision tool for obtaining information on books, DVDs, journals and more, with direct access to some online
materials like ebooks and streaming videos. It does NOT find articles within journals. The catalog is available from the library homepage or
  Databases are specialized collections of online materials such as journal articles, book chapters, images/music/videos, maps, reports, statistics
and much more. Each database vendor (for example, Alexander Street Press) has its own search interface. Find the databases page from the purple tabs at


For some courses this title may be the text book. It is available from the library's catalog as a three-user ebook (three people may use it simultaneously):

Beaman, Patricia. World dance cultures : from ritual to spectacle / Patricia Leigh Beaman. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018. E-book at ProQuest 

Area dance events

If you need to attend a dance concert for your class, try attending one of TCU's dance concerts.  For a wider selection of events, KERA's Art & Seek Dance page offers lists of upcoming community events: