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DANC 10453 - Dance in World Cultures: Finding journal articles

Finding articles and more on topics

If you're looking for material on a topic, from any journal or other scholarly source, the Library's databases are excellent tools.  If the library doesn't have the specific journal you need, Interlibrary Loan is an option, or you can visit another area library by using a TexShare cardMore on finding articles on topics

...below are some databases that are especially useful for dance topics.

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance - full-text journals, books and monographs. Direct links to journal issues, articles, books and book chapters are available. Coverage dates: 1929 - present.

Performing Arts Periodicals Database - scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals, including at least 20 journals specific to dance, and indexes documents such as biographical profiles, conference papers, obituaries, interviews, reviews and events. Coverage dates: 1864 - current. IIPA has a  specialized search page designed to search The Arts, which presumably will cover material in the International Index to Music Periodicals database as well. 

Academic Search Ultimate - scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, videos, and trade publications covering multiple subjects. Journals include Dance Chronicle, Dance Magazine, Dance Research, New Dance Review, Research in Dance Education, and Performing Arts Journal.

Finding specific publications and articles

If you need to find a specific article from a citation, try the Advanced Search option in FrogScholar (FrogScholar is the first search box option on the Library's home page).  If you have the journal/magazine title and/or the volume and issue number of an article, the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) of the journal or magazine, etc., you can select those options from the "All Fields" boxes and type in that information (you can add as many search rows as you want).  You may also want to select "Items with full text online."  More about finding specific articles and publications


Click to see how to browse the TCU Library's dance journal collection.