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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dance Resources

A guide to help students conducting library research on dance-related topics.


The best way to find research and scholarly articles about dance is to search one or more of our journal databases. We've listed a few here that will have a range of date coverage and will include scholarly and non-scholarly materials. Check out the database descriptions below to choose one that best fits your research question.

If you are specifically looking for news coverage and reviews, look at the second tab focused on newspaper databases.

For quick links to selected dance magazines and journals in our collection, explore the third tab.

Recommended Databases

We've collected quick links to several prominent newspapers below. If none of these is what you're looking for, you can find more general information about accessing newspapers through the library in the Finding Newspapers Guide linked below.

Trade Publications and other Dance Magazines

Peer Reviewed Scholarly Journals