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Dance: Reference Books

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The catalog searches for materials owned by the Tomlinson Library. You can do a title search for a specific book, ebook, media, etc., or a keyword search if you are looking for items on a particular topic. Or try a subject search based upon subjects you have already discovered in your searching.



You can also manage your library account including renewals and checking on holds you have placed from "My Library Account" at the Library Home Page.

How to Find Reference Books

To look for reference books enter your search terms in the search box above.  After your results appear, in the "Collection" section of the "Narrow Your Results" column on the left side of the page, click on "Reference".

Useful terms for starting might be:

    (or the name of a particular choreographer)

You could also add, for example, "history" to the above terms using the word "and" between your search terms.

  Dance and History
  Choreography and History

You can also enter your search terms in the search box at the library home page. For more detail see the "How to Find Books" tab above.

What are Reference Books

Reference books typically contain information in a concise and authoritative manner.  Encyclopedias and dictionaries are the two most common types you will encounter. Other types are almanacs, bibliographies, directories, handbooks, etc.  Books in Tomlinson Library's Reference Collection cannot be checked out and must be used in the library.  The library has some electronic reference materials as well.  If you are at home and need to look up something, try our electronic reference materials.

Selected Reference Books

Reference Librarian

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Jamie Walker
John U. Tomlinson Library, L226