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Syracuse University Libraries

Dance & Movement Resources

Use SUMMON to Find Books & Ebooks at SU Libraries

SUMMON searches:

  • Print books at SU Libraries, including full-text indexing for titles also in Google Books
  • Ebooks from various publisher collections
  • Public domain digital book scans in HathiTrust Digital Library

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Try a Subject Heading Search!

Browsing books by subject heading can be a good place to start when you are beginning research.

Use some of the subject terms below, or try some of your own:

  • Form or style of dance
    • Ballet
    • Modern dance
    • Ballroom dancing
    • Folk dance
    • Belly dance
  • Category of participant
    • Dancers
    • Choreographers
  • Name of dancer or choreographer
    • Graham, Martha
  • Type of social or ethnic group, add ending of "dance" or other form
    • African Americans - Dance
    • Cherokee dance
  • Dance in a specific area or region
    • Dance -- India
    • Dance -- Africa, West
  • Add other endings to get more specific (can add more than one)
    • Study and teaching (add to form or style of dance)
    • History and criticism (add to form or style of dance)
    • Criticism and interpretation (add to names of dancers & choreographers)
    • Social aspects (add to form or style of dance)
    • Country or geographic name
      • Choreography - United States
    • Chronological designation or time period
      • Dance - England - 18th Century
    • Technique (add to form or style of dance)
    • Handbooks, manuals, etc. (add to form or style of dance)
  • Related terms
    • Gesture in dance
    • Movement notation
    • Movement education
    • Dance therapy
    • Dance notation

Search WorldCat

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WorldCat is a world catalog of libraries that participate in SU Libraries' inter-library loan network. Search here for books, scores and recordings in other libraries, and we will borrow it for you, free of charge.

Find something you like? Collect the citation and place an inter-library loan request. PDFs of articles usually arrive in 1-2 days, and books usually arrive in 5-8 business days.

  • Use the advanced search and the same subject headings from the SU catalog.
  • Be sure to limit by format (book, musical score, recording)
  • If on-campus, look for the "Interlibrary Loan" link to transfer the citation directly to our ILL request form.

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