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Databases by Subject: Dance

Major indexes

General OneFile

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics from 1980 - present.

International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance

Contains a fully indexed, cross-referenced and annotated databank of over 60,000 journal articles, books , book chapters, and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre, dance and performance in 126 countries.

International Index to Performing Arts Full Text (IIPA)

Find articles on the arts and entertainment industry, including dance, theater, opera, film, and television.

Additional databases

Dance in Video

Find streaming video of dance production, documentaries in jazz, ballet, tap, contemporary dance, experimental and improvisational dance.

Additional indexes

Arts & Humanities Citation Index (included in Web of Science)

Find fine arts and humanities journal articles from 1975 to present.

International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text

Find articles on music topics and genres, including performance, ethnomusicology, composition, and music education.

Music Index

A comprehensive source that contains indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians and the music industry, as well as book reviews, obituaries and news for more than 480 periodicals covering every aspect of the classical and popular worlds of music. Coverage: 1970-present.

Readers' Guide Retrospective

Comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States.and access to literature reflecting the history of 20th century America.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Find articles, conference proceedings, books, dissertations in ethnomusicology, popular music, jazz studies, classical music, instruments, and musicology.