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There are many search terms you can use to find books on the topic in the LIBRARY CATALOG (link at left). Be thinking of broader and narrower terms you can use (e.g., Dance as a broad term; Ballet as a narrower term). Here are some suggested searches/terms:

Search the following SUBJECT BROWSE terms (change dropdown menu next to the search box at left to "Subject"):


      Dance--History--17th century



      Religious dance (note: use this for Liturgical dance)

      Dance--Religious aspects

      Dance--Psychological aspects


Also try KEYWORD searches (change dropdown menu to "Boolean Keyword"). Here are some examples:

       Christianity and (dance or dancing)

       gender and dancers


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