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Recommended Databases for Dance

Books & eBooks

International Encyclopedia of Dance
The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies
Dance and Gender
Dance Leadership
Jazz Dance
Geographies of Dance
Chinese Dance

Start Your Research with Library Databases

Routledge Performance Archive

Streaming video of more than 50 years of documented work from renowned practitioners and specialists in theatre history and contemporary practice.

Oxford Music Online

Includes full-text of New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, New Grove Dictionary of Opera and New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.

Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas

A digital library on American and world popular culture, past and present.


Full-text archives of 1400 scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences.

EBSCOhost : All Databases

Cross-search all EBSCO databases (over 30); magazines, journals, news and primary sources, and media, covering multi-disciplinary topics.

Watch Films

Dance in Video

450 dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century.

Music and Performing Arts

Combines audio and video that spans all time periods, hundreds of thousands of seminal artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles to provide an unparalleled learning environment for the teaching of music.

Music and Dance Online

Streaming audio, video, and music scores; cross-search 19 specialty music databases from Alexander Street Press.