|To find books on relevant topics, search either the Tomlinson Library catalog or Prospector more in-depth by using LC Subject Headings. Pay attention to the subject headings used for books you've already identified in order to find other works on the same subject and also identify subject search terms. Subject headings are assigned to the item by someone who has looked at the item, and can be more effective then regular keyword searches.|
You can also add other words such as "history", or a country such as "United States"
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Dance materials are primarily located in the call number range GV 1580-1799
Some highlights of the range (not a complete list):
GV 1585 Dictionaries, Encyclopedias
GV 1588 Philosophy
GV 1589 Study and Teaching
GV 1590-1595 General Works
GV 1596 Pictorial Works
GV 1600 Dance Appriciation, Criticism
GV 1601-1605 General History
GV 1607-1619 History by Time Period
GV 1621-1728 History by Region or Country
GV 1621-1641 The Americas
GV 1623-1624.7 United States
GV 1643-1688 Europe
GV 1689-1703 Asia
GV 1704-1728 Arab Countries, Africa, Austrailia New Zealand, Pacific Islands
GV 1743-1779 Social Dancing, Ballroom Dancing, etc.
GV 1781-1795 Theatrical Dance
GV 1782.5 Choreography
GV 1784 Jazz Dance
GV 1785 Biography
GV 1787-1790 Ballet
GV 1796 Miscellaneous Dances (alphabetical)
Some books are too large for the regular shelf and are located in the "Oversize" books.
If you find the Tomlinson Library does not have the item you are looking for (or if the item you are looking for is checked out), you can search Prospector, a combined library catalog of large libraries in Colorado and Wyoming.
CMU students, staff and faculty can request materials through Prospector, and the items will generally be delivered to Tomlinson Library within a few business days.
See Interlibrary Loan for more information.
If you are aware of an item you need that we don't have, you can request it though interlibrary loan. Try Prospector first, and if you don't find what you need, then request the item though interlibrary loan. This following link will take you to more inforamation.