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DAN540: History and Literature of Dance: Five College Catalog

Fall 2012: L. Tomé

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To limit to Smith (or other institution) library holdings, click on the institution name in the upper right hand corner, under the “My Account” line.

  • Use the "basic search" if you just want to do a one query search, e.g., only author/[performer], only title, only keyword, etc.
  • Use the "advanced search" if you want to combine author, title, keyword (etc.) searches and perhaps, further limit by format (e.g., sound recordings (all); DVDs, Videos, Films and Slides)
  • Or, use the "keywords anywhere" search to access information that may only be available in contents notes.

Five College Library Catalog

5 College Library Catalog

Note that the "correct" way to search by subject isn't always obvious. You may prefer to try a keyword search first to find a few relevant titles. Then click on the subject headings on those records to conduct a more comprehensive subject search, e.g.,

Some useful subject headings for finding materials for DAN 171 assignments:


  • Graham, Martha.
  • Greek drama -- (Tragedy) -- History & criticism
  • Laments -- History & criticism
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Women -- Mythology
  • Greece -- Civilization -- to 146 B.C.
  • Greek revival architecture
  • Temple of the Wings (Berkeley, Calif.)
  • Quitzow family
  • Dance -- Greece
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Jungian psychology
  • Clothing and dress -- Social aspects
  • Clothing and dress -- History
  • Performance [try KEYWORD search on "performance studies"



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