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Use the following databases to locate journal articles, reviews, online music and other resources for contemporary dance, dance history, cultural studies and new media. If you need additional help finding resources for dance research or performance studies, contact Sylvia Roberts, Liaison Librarian for Contemporary Arts, at sroberts@sfu.ca or 778-782-3681.

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  1. Multidisciplinary collection of journals and periodicals for the performing arts. It covers drama, theater, dance, film, and television.
  2. Streaming video of dance productions & documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, improvisational dance, and modern concert dance.
  3. Articles published in over 350 English-language periodicals. Topics include: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Communications, Community Health, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Planning & Public Administration, Religion & Theology, Minority Studies, Performing Arts, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, Urban Studies etc.
  4. A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. Some of the disciplines covered include: Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Asian Studies, Classics, Dance, Folklore, History, Language, Linguistics, Literary Reviews, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Poetry, Radio, Television, & Film, Religion, Theatre.

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  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. Searchable database of online music, from classical to contemporary.
  3. DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music) provides high-quality streaming access to recordings by New World Records, CRI and other important labels. Includes folk, opera, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary and electronic music.
  4. An index to peer-reviewed publications of regional importance in emerging scientific fields in response to rapidly changing research fields and interdisciplinary scholarship to provide coverage of relevant titles in evolving disciplines.
  5. Scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.
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  6. An archival collection of scholarly journals mainly in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Subject coverage includes: African American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Botany & Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology and Statistics.
  7. Searchable database of online music from around the world. Includes sound effects and spoken word recordings.
  8. Humanities and social sciences peer-reviewed academic journals and ebooks from university presses and scholarly societies world-wide.
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