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Dance: Getting Started

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


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.

Serena Vaquilar
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 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:


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

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Serena Vaquilar
134 Purdy/Kresge Library
Phone: (313) 577-8368

Research consultations available by appointment. Please email for times outside of appointment scheduler (above).

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

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.