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Dance: Articles


Theatre and Dance Databases

The following are direct links to all of the subscription databases for ECU Libraries on the subject of Theatre and Dance.

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What's a 'Scholarly Journal'?

For many course assignments, you will be required to use scholarly journals, also called "academic' journals, 'peer-reviewed' journals, or 'refereed' journals. Here are some characteristics that distinguish scholarly journals from more popular magazines (see especially tips in red):

Scholarly Journals

  • Audience is made up of scholars, researchers, students of the field
  • Written by specialists in the field, usually scholars with Ph.D.s -- are signed and often include author's credentials.
  • Appearance is serious and sober, with few colors, few or no advertisements
  • Coverage is original research results and scholarship
  • Written in technical, scholarly language; may be reviewed or "refereed" before publication by an editorial board or outside scholars
  • Articles are usually at least 7-10 pages in length
  • Frequency is usually quarterly or semi-annual
  • References are cited and usually includes a bibliography and/or footnotes
  • Examples are Dance Research; Dance Research Journal; American Journal of Dance Therapy