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David Beales, Humanities Librarian

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Hamilton Library
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96816
808-956-2529

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For all subjects including dance

Use the UH Voyager Catalog to search for books and other materials in the UH System libraries. Use ebrary for a collection of e-books that UHM students, faculty & staff can access online. Use Worldcat to find books in other libraries around the world. Note: obtain books from other libraries through Hamilton Library's Interlibrary Loan service; see box to the right.

Browsing the Collections

The University of Hawaii Libraries use the Library of Congress classification system in each of the major collections. Dance materials generally fall within the range of GV 1580 - GV 1799. Within that range, some of the principal subdivisions are listed below and are useful for browsing the collections.

  • GV 1585 - Dictionaries, encyclopedias
  • GV 1587 - Terminology, abbreviations, notation
  • GV 1587.5 - Directories
  • GV 1588 - Philosophy (and theory)
  • GV 1589- Study and teaching
  • GV 1590-GV 1594 - General works
  • GV 1595 - Special aspects of the subject as a whole
  • GV 1596 - Pictorial works
  • GV 1596.5 - Juvenile works
  • GV 1597 - Dancing as a profession
  • GV 1600 - Dance criticism, appreciation
  • GV 1645-GV 1728 - Dance history (and historical dance)
  • GV 1743 - National dances. Folk dances and dancing (General)
  • GV 1746-GV 1771 - Social dancing. Ballroom dancing
  • GV 1781-GV 1795 - Theatrical dancing (Biography: GV 1785)
  • GV 1796 - Special dances.
  • M 1450 - Dance music
  • M 1520 - M 1526 Ballets (full scores, piano scores, excerpts)
  • QM 1- QM 511 - General human anatomy
  • QP 1 - QP 345 - General physiology
  • RC 1220 - Sports medicine - Dance

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