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Dance: Home

This guide was created to support research in Dance & topics related to Dance.

Library Services

Welcome to Alkek Library. We have books, magazines, journals, and media (streaming and on DVD) about dance for your research.

This guide is intended to introduce you to the library's resources and how to find the information you need. If you need any help with your dance research, please don't hesitate to contact me.


You can use the Ask Us! service for questions about library resources, research assignments or other information. We offer Chat, Text, or you can also email a question to us. You can also make an online or face to face appointment with a reference librarian.  

ILL is a library service that allows faculty, staff, and students to borrow items from other libraries that the Alkek Library does not own. Set up your account and use ILLIAD, the online interlibrary loan request system to request items.

Things to know:

  • It is free to use this service.
  • Typical turnaround for a
    book is 3-10 days.
  • Electronic items are quickest to arrive.
  • You'll get an email notification when your items are ready for pickup.
  • Electronic items are available for download in Illiad for 30 days.
  • Pick up print items at Alkek at the Checkout Desk on the 3rd floor.
  • You must log in to Illiad at least 3 days before the due date to renew print items.

Please call 512.245.4893 or email with additional questions.

Request a card online through this TexShare Card request form or sign up in person at the Checkout Desk. 

  • Texshare cards allow you borrowing privileges at many local libraries.
  • All current students and employees are eligible.
  • Cards are valid for an entire semester.
  • Materials must be returned to the same library from which they were borrowed.
  • You are responsible for any charges for lost or damaged materials. 
  • Students that do not return items will have "holds" attached to their records that prevent you from registering for classes, obtain transcripts or grades, etc.
  • For questions about TexShare contact the Checkout Desk at 512.245.3681 or via email

Faculty Article Delivery Service (FADS) and Graduate Article Delivery Service (GrADS)

Alkek Library now delivers electronic copies of articles from our print journal collection right to your desktop. This service, called Faculty Article Delivery Service or FADS, is available to faculty at either the San Marcos or Round Rock locations. Graduate Article Delivery Service or GrADS, is available to graduate students at either the San Marcos or Round Rock locations.

Here's how to request an article through FADS or GrADS:

Simply use the Interlibrary Loan system to request any print article, by filling out an online loan request using your ILLiad account. The interlibrary loan staff will take your request and either digitize the article on demand if we subscribe to the journal in print OR obtain the article via interlibrary loan (if we do not subscribe to the journal). 
You will receive the article in a timely manner via your ILLiad account and can access the digital version on your desktop in your office or home– no more trips to the library to find and copy the article!
Please note that articles available in our Research Databases, accessible from the library homepage, are not included in the FADS, GrADS or ILLiad service. The library licenses several thousand full-text e-journals, providing faculty and students with easy access to the journal literature at work and home or on the road. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Interlibrary Loan office at 245-4893 or via email.

Research Librarians can provide hands-on instruction sessions. 

Library Instruction Request Form

  • Please give at least one week notice
  • For class sections and small groups
  • Schedule a session in the library or have a librarian visit your classroom

Digital Editing Bays at Alkek

There are two Digital Editing Bays  in Alkek Library.  One station is located on the 2nd floor in the Instant Theater area, and the other station is located on the 4th floor in the enclosed Computer Lab.

To use the editing bays, contact a lab assistant at the on the 2nd floor, or the 4th floor.

You may edit video, audio or still pictures using:

Photoshop - Stills editing, cropping
Illustrator - Move, scale, rotate, manipulate type
Dreamweaver - Web Development
Adobe Premiere - Video editing, special effects
After Effects - 3D
Adobe  Audition - Audio editing, filtering
Speed Grade - Color editing, balance
Flash Professional -Multimedia authoring program for web content
Prelude - Video ingest and logging
Bridge - Digital Asset Management
Fireworks - designs for websites and mobile applications

New! Open Access & Digital Repository Databases

Open Licenses Librarian, Arts & Humanities Team Librarian

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