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Dance 300: Music Theatre in Contemporary Culture: Research Help & Encyclopedias

Students will be able to analyze, synthesize and articulate the significant facets of music, dance and theatre within the historical context of the musical theatre genre.

Doing Dance Research

1. Locate background information.

            - use encyclopedia articles to find keywords (terminology, words for narrowing topic, important scholars) and citations to other materials.

2. Develop and narrow your topic; form an issue or research question.

3. Find research materials you may use in your paper.

            - books, journal articles

4. Evaluate and select materials that you will use in your paper.

5. Write draft, cite sources, and write final paper.

            - use an approved citation format, and consult style manuals as needed.

            - begin writing early.

Other Useful Encyclopedias for Dance Research

Print Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

These resources are available in the Music and Dance Library Reading Room (north end of HBLL 4th floor).

Dance Research Guide and Catalog

This research guide is a great first step for research into many dance sub disciplines. It will provide you with citations to other important resources for a large variety of topics.