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Dance: Geography of Dance

Smooth Operators: getting the most from search engines

Use of "AND" and "OR": Use of "AND" combines two important concepts. Using "OR" brings up items containing either of the search terms.

Note: If you put more than 1 word in the search box, the library catalog assumes the "AND" and will look for items that include all your terms.  In our catalog, operators must be capitalized.

Examples:

1. To find fewer: narrow the search with “AND”   2. To find more: broaden the search with “OR
Example keyword searches:

“Modern AND dance*”

“Martha Graham OR modern danc**”.

Dance by world region

You'll often find different search results for dance by continent and dance by country, so try different searches to find a variety of materials.

Check out Nations Online's map below for ideas.  Each continent's page includes a list of countries.  Many of the country listings include information about arts and culture in that country - some include dance! 

Map of the Continents of the World, Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America

Geography of Dance

World Dance in the Library's catalog:

You can search for continents, or for individual countries. For example:

Dance types - search terms: