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.
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 library.tcu.edu, 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 library.tcu.edu/catalog.|
|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 library.tcu.edu.|
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
Dance events in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex are aggregated through "Go See DFW," compiled by the Dallas Morning News (public TV/radio station KERA now uses this for its "Art and Seek" calendar).
The North Texas Dance Council 's "Find Dance / Area Performances" link also lists event information, though upcoming events are only current for one month at a time. NTDC's Dance! North Texas quarterly publication also gives brief listings of events. Dance!... is found on the Council's website (current issue) and past issues are archived.