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Dance Research Guide (Worth, Mitchell, and Rogers)

This guide is designed to serve the research needs of all FLC Dance classes.

Welcome to the FLC Library Dance Research Guide!

The Research Process

The following is a simple and effective outline of the research process.

Step One: Understand the Assignment, and Choose Your Topic

  • Consider how much you know about your topic
  • Do some background reading in an encyclopedia 
    Hint: Try Gale eBooks

Step Two: Start Your Search

  • Use keywords that you gathered from your background reading or prior knowledge
  • Search for books, articles, and news in OneSearch, or try an advanced Google search to find websites on your topic

Step Three: Put It All Together

  • Begin organizing an outline for your paper or presentation, incorporating the resources you discovered in your search
  • You may need to repeat previous steps to fill in any information gaps
  • Be sure to save the publication information for each of your sources to create your citation page

Getting Help with your Research

This screencast walks you through getting research help from a librarian on campus and online.