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Parks Library Dance Resources

LC-GV Codes

All call numbers on (on dance topics) that start with the letters GV can be found on the 2nd floor of Parks Library. They are located on the last shelf of books towards the back of the library, i.e., the north end.

GV 1580 - GV 1800 - Dance

GV1600 - 1620 Dance History - by period

GV1620-1728 - Dance History - By country or region

e.g., America, Latin America, Ireland, etc...

GV1743 - National Dances, folk dancing

e.g. folk dancing, jewish folk dancing,etc...

GV1745 - 1779 - Social Dancing

e.g., discotheques, ballroom, square dancing, etc...

GV1779 - Dance in Motion Pictures

GV1780 - Theatrical Dance

Social & Life Sciences Librarian

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Anita Kay
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Do you have a book purchase suggestion? Please tell me! I love to get book suggestions for our dance collections and/or suggested collection strategies for this topic. - Anita

Dance Biographies

Biographies of dancers can best be found by searching our catalog using advanced search. Searching specifically for "dance biography" and using the drop down menu for "subject" should yield all of the biographies that we have access to on dancers. If no other changes are made to the search, this could possibly result in e-books, but approximately 70% of our collection on this topic is print books.

If this selection is not big enough, you can change the radio button from "ISU Library" to "Partner Libraries" (Partner Libraries are other academic libraries within Iowa). In addition, we have interlibrary loan available, which enables you to get practically any book published.


Dance Choreography

Dance Choreography books can be found very similarly to the biographies, except changing the term "biography" with "choreography", again using the subject drop down as your option.