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Databases are a good source of digitized or online information. Databases are not available on the free Web, as a subscription is required before searching. The College Library takes out a subscription for you. We list the most relevant databases for drama and theatre below, in this box. (The full list of databases the College subscribes to is available on the College Portal, select "Reference Sites".)

For all UWCSEA logins/passwords, see (a Google Doc) or see the list in "Reference Sites". You will need passwords if you use the databases from home. 

JSTOR, PROQUEST, and QUESTIA will be useful.  

Recommended Links

FIND: Discovery Layer

Use to locate articles in these dance journals. 

American Journal of Dance Therapy 

Arts BioMechanics 

Dance Research Journal

Dance Spirit 

Dance Teacher 

The ICHPER-SD Journal of Research in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport & Dance 

Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance 

Dance Library of NBL

Here in Singapore, there is a specialized resource called library@Esplanade. This is a specialized library that contains resources and information about the performing arts - drama, theatre, film, and music. Books, journals and magazines are available, together with DVDs and CDs. You can visit the library and use resources there. If you have an NBL membership card, you can borrow items from the library. This library is located in the Esplanade Centre. 

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar is a specialized option of Google. As its name suggests, searches in Google Scholar will show results of writings of academics, experts or scholars of particular areas of subject disciplines. You may get full-text results or citations which show where potentially-useful information is located.

Google Scholar Search

Dance Extended Essays

A list of dance extended essays from Dover campus.  Essays written after 2006 are A's or B's.

Drama and Theatre resources in the Library

The College Library Service provides a range of print items on the subject of drama and theatre. The books are arranged on the shelves by the Dewey Decimal Classification system, so are in number order, starting with 000 and ending with 999, etc. You can check the library catalogue here for specific books, but the following classification numbers might help if you're looking around the library shelves. As always, please ask a member of the library staff for any assistance in identifying and locating resources. 

Print resources in the UWCSEA Library

Dewey Classication numbers of interest to IB Drama students:

782.1  Beijing Opera

792  Theatre

793  Dance

809.2  Drama [as a literary form]

812  American drama

822  English [British] drama

832  German [language] drama [may be             translated into English language]

839  Scandinavian literature e.g. Ibsen

842  French [language] drama

882   [Ancient] Greek drama

891. 72   Russian [language] drama

895.62    Japanese drama

Referencing and citations

When you're researching, you need to record your sources and attribute any quotes. This also applies when you paraphrase and explain ideas learnt from a source of information you used. 

This link helps with strategies for good practice when using an online referencing tool and reminds you what is expected by the IB.