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Dance (IPAC) Guide: Books & eBooks

Tips for Searching

Type keywords in the search field to find books that you are looking for.

If you get too many results, try using the Refine my Results bar on the left to receive more accurate results.

If you cannot find the book that you need from one of our libraries, try searching libraries statewide through UBorrow. Once you perform a search, there will be a link in the upper right hand corner.

eBooks

E-books are books that have been downloaded into the library catalog for increased access.  They contain all of the content of a regular book.  E-books contain many useful features that make them easier to use than print books.  Such as:

  • You can access them whenever you want, whether or not the library is open.
  • While your session may expire with an e-book, you can always renew it.
  • Many e-books have a table of contents which allows you to jump to whatever chapter you are interested.
  • E-books have a search bar which allows you to search a word, phrase, or a few words. The search will give you every time the word has been used in the book and will take you directly to those pages.

To learn how to download ebooks onto your computer or tablet see our research guide on the topic here.

Sample Titles

Finding Dance Books at PHSC

The Library's books are shelves according to the Library of Congress' classification system.

Want to browse the shelves?

The Library of Congress classification for Dance is generally in the GV section. However, different subclasses of information are in various places. Here is an example of call numbers of Dance studies:

GV 1588:  Philosophy (and theory)

GV 1589:  Study and teaching

GV 1590-GV 1594:  General works

GV 1595:  Special aspects of the subject as a whole

GV 1597:  Dancing as a profession

GV 1600:  Dance criticism, appreciation

GV 1645-GV 1728: Dance history (and historical dance)

GV 1743:  National dances. Folk dances and dancing (General)

GV 1746-GV 1771: Social dancing. Ballroom dancing

GV 1781-1795: Theatrical dancing

GV 1785: Biography

GV 1796: Special dances

M 1450: Dance music

Reading Library of Congress Call Numbers

Reading LC Call Numbers

  • describes the subject arearead in alphabetical order
  • 66 -  describes the topic:read as a whole number
  • B634- describes the author's last name or title of work: read in alphabetical order, then the number as a decimal
  • 1999  - date of publication:read in chronological order