Introduction to support in the Library and how to find books and eBooks.
Information about recommended academic journals and databases.
Textual and audio-visual resources for professional practice.
News, Reviews & Industry
Resources and weblinks for current practice and industry developments.
Your Subject Librarian can help with:
Conducting research and finding high-quality sources
Using information resources and search tools effectively
Referencing, from in-text citations to your bibliography
Creative Dance and Movement in Groupwork
What Moves You? : Shaping Your Dissertation in Dance
Narratives in Black British Dance: Embodied Practices
Boys, Bass and Bother
The Collaborative Habit
Through the Prism of the Senses
Nutrition for Dancers
The Library has access to thousands of books, both in print and online.
To find a book in the Library, first search the Library Catalogue. This will give you an idea about the range of books on a topic, as well as information about where you can find a book on the shelf.
Click here to browse the newest print books in the Dance collection.
Some books are only available as eBooks, so always search the Library Search Plus in addition to checking the shelves. eBooks are great because they let you search through the whole book for keywords, copy key quotes, and highlight or add notes against interesting passages as you read.
eBooks are also available through databases, which you can search separately:
All book spines are labelled with a decimal number corresponding to a particular subject. The numbers increase gradually when moving from book to book from left to right along each shelf.
The number is followed by 3 letters, usually corresponding to the first three letters within the author’s surname (e.g. 792.82 BUT for Jo Butterworth).
Research & Study Skills
611 & 612
Human Anatomy & Physiology
Movement, Body Mechanics & Exercise
Film & Cinema
Circuses & Clowning
Performing Arts Theory
Ballet & Modern Dance; Dancers
Philosophy of Dance
Social, Folk & National Dancing; Mime
Look for the symbols below to find books in the Library on Dance and Physical Health.