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A great starting point for your research papers and projects. Provided to you by your Dance Librarian.
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Welcome to the guide for Dance!

I hope that you will find this guide a useful starting place for your research in Dance. I have assembled a collection of resources available through the Wayne State University Library System, as well as high quality, freely available web resources. This guide is a collaborative work-in-progress, developed with the suggestions and feedback from students and faculty in Dance.

I am available by appointment to assist students and faculty with research related to Dance. You may also contact me to schedule research workshops for classes or to suggest items for purchase.

Diane Sybeldon
Librarian Liaison for Dance and Theatre

Assignment Planner

The Assignment Planner can help you organize your research project. Create one for your project, and get a dated plan to help you get your paper done on time. You can even sign up for e-mail reminders.

Use the link below to get to the Assignment Planner...

Dance Department Contact Information

Departmental Homepage

Contact Information

Maggie Allesee Department of
Theatre and 
(313) 577-4273


    WSU Dance Department Performances


    Using the Dance Guide: An Important Tip

    In order to prevent problems linking back and forth when using the Dance Guide resources, it will help if you keep a second copy of the Guide open.

    To do this, go to the FILE menu in your browser, and select NEW WINDOW.
    Do your linking and searching using this second window.

    If you need to get back to the original Guide, you will be able to do so.

    Using the Library

    The library has a number of short online video tutorials (many are less than 2 minutes), that can help you to get started with your research paper.

    The library's WSULS Instruction web page includes a list of helpful tutorials.
    Some that may be of particular interest include:

    ~ How Do I Find an Article?
    ~ How Do I Use "Get It"?
    ~ How Do I Find a Book?

    Use the link below to see the complete list...

    You can also watch the online video tutorial re:Search, which includes six modules that take you through the basics of using library resources for your papers and projects.

    Use the link below to get to the re:Search tutorial

    Writing, Research, and Technology help at UGL

    The Writing Center and Library have combined some services so that students can have a one-stop-shop experience.
    If you need assistance with writing, citation, or research for your papers, or for multimedia projects, including Powerpoint,
    film and music editing, Adobe Creative Suite, etc. stop by the WRT Zone for help.

    Location: 2nd floor, UGL

    For more information on their hours, services, software, and support, click on the url below:



      Librarian Liaison for Dance

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      Diane Sybeldon
      Contact Info
      If you would like to make an appointment please contact me
      Phone: 313-577-4480

      My office is located in
      2210 Undergraduate Library
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      Need Help? Ask-A-Librarian

      Stop by one of the library's Reference Desks to ask for assistance.

      UGL: 313-577-8852
      Purdy/Kresge: 313-577-6423
      Science & Engineering: 313-577-4068

      With the Dance Librarian, Diane Sybeldon.
      See my contact information in the box above.

      If you need help, use our Ask-A-Librarian service.
      You can send your questions via EMAIL, or you can CHAT LIVE.

      Use the link below.


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