Dance Research Guide:Home

A guide to library resources for dance

Streaming Video

Looking for videos of or about dance? Try one of the library's two streaming video databases. Use the links below to see a list of videos about dance.
Films on Demand: Go directly to Dance videos in Films on Demand.
Kanopy: Go directly to Dance videos in Kanopy.
Medici.TV includes a number of videos of Ballet productions.


Reference Sources

Journal Article Databases for Dance Research

Music Recordings

Searching the library catalog for sound recordings
The library online catalog is the place to search for sound recordings that the library owns.

  • Begin your search on the library homepage ( by clicking on "More search options" (just below the search box). 
  • On the More Search Options page, type in the name of the work in the top box, or a word that describes the kind of musical recording you’re looking for, for instance ‘violin’ or ‘opera’.
  • To search by composer, use the down-arrow next to "All Fields" and change it to Author instead, then type the composer's name in the search box.
  • Finally, look for the Content Type box (just below the search boxes) and click the box next to Audio Recording.

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Left to Right: Derrik Hiatt, Tara Carlisle, Jennifer Anderson, and Lisa Louis.

We are the librarians for the College of Business, the College of Liberal Arts, and the School of Arts, Media, and Communication (SAMC). We look forward to working with you! To contact us or to make an appointment:

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