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Dance: Article Indexes

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Indexes

Dance journal databases are specialized - they're by authorities ("peer reviewed") and have special ways to get at art topics.

Magazine and Newspaper Indexes 

International Index to Performing Arts: Find dance reviews + criticism, as well as academic journal articles

ProQuest Central: Includes academic journals, magazine and newspaper articles

Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic): Additional newspaper/magazine articles on your topic

Academic OneFile: Search across magazine, journals, and books on your topic

JSTOR: Search for academic journal articles on your topics (limit to "Performing Arts" subject)

MLA Bibliography - massive language-interests db, includes dance topics when related to theater

Gender

GenderWatch - electronic database [a full list of women/gender databases is at the Women's Studies guide and the Sexualities guide

eHRAF - World Cultures -
~ collection of thousands of books and articles on cultures from all regions of the world; provides information on particular cultures, ethnic groups, their beliefs, political structure, and cultural traditions.

Historic Newspapers

Current/Recent

Frequently newspaper accounts can be primary sources for performances and other reception documentation.  Also good for interviews and biographical/obituary accounts.  

America's Newspapers - search American newspapers by region of the country or individual newspaper.  Great for seeing how an art show was reviewed in rural America.

Historic - newspaper accounts can be primary sources for exhibitions, reception documentation, museum collection history, etc.  Also good for patronage verification and biographical/obituary accounts.  Both pdf scans of the actual column.

Times Digital Archive - the Times (London), 1785-1985

New York Times Digital Index - 1851 until three years ago.

For a full list of full-text newspapers, see the Newspapers Database List

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