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DA 465: Theory & Philosophy of Dance: Useful search terms

This guide presents resources and research tips for students of DA 465: Theory and Philosophy of Dance.

Useful Library of Congress Subject Headings and Other useful phrases (in red)

  • Arts, Medieval
  • Ballet -- Aesthetics
  • Beni (Dance)
  • Dance -- Anthropological aspects
  • Bible and dance
  • Choreography -- Philosophy
  • Dance -- Aesthetics
  • dance and philosophy
  • dance and society
  • dance and theory
  • Dance -- Anthropological aspects
  • Dance companies
  • Dance criticism
  • Dance -- France -- History (this heading can be used as a "template" for similar searches by replacing the word "France" with another country name_
  • Dance -- History
  • Dance in literature
  • Dance -- Italy -- History -- 15th century   [Dance -- Country name -- History -- Century]
  • Dance music -- Europe -- 14th century   [Dance music -- Continent -- century]
  • Dance -- Philosophy
  • Dance -- Psychological aspects
  • Dance -- Religious aspects
  • Dance -- Religious aspects -- History -- Medieval period
  • Dance -- Sex differences
  • Dance -- Social aspects -- France   [Dance -- Social aspects -- Country name]
  • Dance -- Social aspects -- Italy -- History -- 15th century
  • Dance -- Spain -- History   [Dance--Country--History--"X" Century]
  • Dance -- Study and teaching
  • Folk dancing -- History
  • Modern dance -- Aesthetics
  • Modern dance -- Political aspects -- Germany -- History
  • Modern dance -- Social aspects -- Germany -- History
  • Modern dance -- United States -- History
  • Movement, Aesthetics of
  • Movement analysis
  • Movement, Psychology of
  • Movement, Psychology of -- Cross-cultural studies
  • Religious dance
  • Sex in dance

How to Search Subject Headings

The Butler Library Catalog allows you to search subject headings like the ones listed above. This can be done in a couple easy steps.

1. Go the the Butler Library Home page 

2. Click on the link Advanced Settings located under the search bar on the library's website 

3. Scroll down until you see Enter search terms in at least one of the fields below

4. Change the drop down box to read "Subject:" and then type the subject you want to search in the text box.

5. Click the blue Search box at the bottom of the page to search.

Dancer

"Veiled dancer Louvre Myr660" by Marie-Lan Nguyen - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons 

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