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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)

Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 international periodicals covering a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry, including theater, musical theater, dance, opera, film, and television. Coverage: 1998-present.

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

Provides indexing and abstracts to over 470 international scholarly and popular music periodicals, covering the full spectrum of music topics and genres. Coverage: 1874-present.

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

International in scope, RILM provides indexing and abstracts for periodicals in all areas of music, including classical traditional and popular, and covers all document types, including journals, conference proceedings, books, and dissertations. Coverage: 1967-present.