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Subject Guide

Rachel Fox von Swearingen
Bird Library, room 451

Online Encyclopedias

Oxford Dictionary of Dance TOP PICK!

"Covers all aspects of the diverse dance world from classical ballet to modern, from flamenco to hip-hop, from tap to South Asian dance forms and includes detailed entries on technical terms, steps, styles, works, and countries, in addition to many biographies of dancers, choreographers, and companies." - publisher

Grove Music Online

Includes New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, and New Grove Dictionary of Opera. Primarily a music resource, look here for articles on dance forms and dance music.

Oxford Reference Online: Performing Arts

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music
The Oxford Companion to Music
The Oxford Companion to the  American Musical
The Oxford Dictionary of Dance
A Dictionary of Opera Characters
The Grove Book of Opera Singers
The Grove Book of Operas
The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance
The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre
The Oxford Companion to American Theatre
The Oxford Dictionary of Shakespeare
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

Office Hours and Appointments

Office Hours: 

Thursdays, 1:30-3:30pm Crouse College 301 (while class is in session)

Appointments also available year-round at Bird Library.