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Best Bet Databases
Academic Search Complete
Comprehensive multi-disciplinary full text database with thousands of periodicals and other publications.
Dance Online: Dance in Video (Volumes I & II)
Covers the full scope of 20th and 21st century dance. The collection includes performances, documentaries, interviews, and instructional videos from the most influential performers and companies.
Dance Online: Dance Studies Collection
Presents the historical context of 20th and 21st century dance through 150,000 pages of exclusive photographs, correspondence, magazines, dance notation, and reference material.
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text
Full text of over 500 titles; nearly 200 journals and 400 books and monographs.
International Index to Music Periodicals
Performing Arts Periodicals Database (International Index to Performing Arts)
The IIPA draws its current content from more than 130 international performing arts periodicals from 9 countries and also indexes performing arts articles and obituaries appearing in The New York Times and The Washington Post. IIPA covers nearly all aspects of the world of the performing arts, from the most scholarly studies to the latest crazes. Coverage is from 1864 to the present. Records from 1998 forward contain an abstract.
JSTOR (EXPANDED COLLECTIONS & JOURNALS) - ENDS 6/30/22
Hundreds of academic journals in full text from v.1:n. 1. Access to current subscribed content of participating titles included. Basic and advanced searching defaults to "read and download" content we subscribe to. Browsing defaults to "all content." Look for the Access Level limiter on the lower left side to change settings.
Music and Dance Online
Catalog of music content to support the teaching and research of music. The multimedia resource features works from thousands of respected partners, covers hundreds of genres from alternative rock to zydeco and from alternative dance to operatic arias, and encompasses a wide range of content formats—including scores, reference, and high definition audio and video.
ProQuest Research Library
Full text of articles on broad range of subjects since 1971
Screen Studies Collection
Proquest platform enabling the ability to cross-search American Film Institute Catalog (AFI), Film Index International (FII) and FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals database.
Need Materials from Outside Fordham?
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- Materials not owned by Fordham can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
- Consortia privileges provide you with additional access to other research collections beyond Fordham’s holdings.
Below are subject headings you can use to search databases:
- Art and Dance
- Arts, Medieval
- Ballet -- Aesthetics
- Ballet -- Costume
- Ballet dance music
- Ballet dancers
- Ballet dancing -- Accidents and injuries
- Ballets -- Excerpts -- Piano Scores
- Bible and dance
- Choreographers -- Germany -- Biography
- Choreography -- Philosophy
- Dance -- Aesthetics
- Dance -- Anthropological aspects
- Dance -- Biography
- Dance companies
- Dance criticism
- Dance -- History
- Dance in literature
- Dance music -- Europe -- 14th century [Dance music -- Continent -- century]
- Dance notation
- Dance -- Philosophy
- Dance -- Production and direction
- Dance -- Religious aspects
- Dance -- Religious aspects -- History -- Medieval period
- Dance -- Sex differences
- Dance -- Social aspects
- Dance -- Spain -- History [Dance--Country--History--"X" Century]
- Dance -- Study and teaching
- Dancers -- Germany -- Biography [Dancers -- Country -- Biography]
- Dancing injuries
- Choreography -- Philosophy
- Modern dance -- Aesthetics
- Modern dance -- Political aspects -- Germany -- History
- Modern dance -- Social aspects -- Germany -- History
- Modern dance -- United States -- History
- Movement, Aesthetics of
- Movement analysis
- Movement notation
- Movement (Philosophy)
- Movement, Psychology of
- Movement, Psychology of -- Cross-cultural studies
- Religious dance
- Religious dance -- History
- Sex in dance
Magazines & Journals
American Journal of Dance Therapy
This journal of the American Dance Therapy Association reports the latest findings in dance/movement therapy theory, research, and clinical practice. The American Journal of Dance Therapy (AJDT) presents original contributions, case material, reviews, and studies by leading educators and practitioners in the field. - Springer
For dance scholars, professors, practitioners, and aficionados, Dance Chronicle is indispensable for keeping up with the rapidly changing field of dance studies. Dance Chronicle publishes research on a wide variety of Western and non-Western forms, including classical, avant-garde, and popular genres, often in connection with the related arts: music, literature, visual arts, theatre, and film. Our purview encompasses research rooted in humanities-based paradigms: historical, theoretical, aesthetic, ethnographic, and multi-modal inquiries into dance as art and/or cultural practice. - Taylor and Francis (Peer reviewed.)
Published since 1927, this periodical covers all things dance related.
Ranging from the history of European theatrical dance to dance anthropology & renaissance spectacle. (Peer reviewed.)
Dance Research Journal
DRJ is a peer-reviewed premiere publication for dance scholarship of international reach and includes articles, book reviews, and lists books received. Published articles address dance history, theory, pedagogy, politics, science, ethnography, and intersections with cultural, gender, critical race, and diasporic studies among others. DRJ is committed to cross-disciplinary research with a dance perspective. - Congress on Research in Dance (Peer reviewed.)
Research in Dance Education
Research in Dance Education aims to inform, stimulate lively and critical debate and promote the development of high quality research and practice in dance education. The journal is relevant to dance academics, teachers and learners. - Taylor and Francis (Peer reviewed.)
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