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Dance Research

Using Library One Search

Library One Search searches through all the Rider Library Databases at once. You'll have to add extra search terms and/or use the limiters on the left hand side more than when you use the individual databases.

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When you enter JSTOR, you can conduct a search for the choreographer and ballet. Or the specific title of the ballet you are researching.

Also, consider the advanced search. 


  • Changing the search field to include just the Title or the Abstract, if you are finding too many irrelevant results in the default "Full-text" (entirety of the article).
  • Limiting to just articles. Books are often book reviews and not really helpful.


On the results page, click on the Download PDF to read the entire article.



Search all of these at once! Choose databases trick

Enter one database, then click "Choose Databases" above the search bar.


Select the databases you wish to search and click OK




Screenshot of Library website pointing to the Advanced One search link and a screenshot of the advanced search page in Library One Search with a demonstrration of the search - first row Author and pull down box subject terms, second row, title of work and pull down subject terms, and last row, your topic of interest, no pull down selected.  It is suggested to use combinations of the above to broaden or narrow your search.

Search Tips

  • Use Advanced Search – put one concept on each row
  • Use OR to combine synonyms; Use AND to narrow your search
  • Use NOT to exclude a search term (i.e. NOT  opera)
  • The truncation symbol for most databases is an asterisk (  *  ),  i.e.  transition*  will return transition, transitions, transitioning, etc.
  • Use subject terms – let the articles help you find out what they are!
  • Database’s thesaurus, if available, can be immensely helpful in choosing the
    best terms/phrases for searching that database. 

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