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Review only the indicated pages from the following readings, print the source comparison worksheet, and use it to reflect on the following sources before class.
- Caldwell, Rachel. "Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno." Dance Teacher 01 2015: 56-58. 8 Oct. 2019.
- Curtin, Catherine. "Woman as Plaything? Configurations of the Feminine in Japanese Butoh." Contemporary Theatre Review, vol. 25, no. 4, 2015, pp. 545-46, 559-560.
- Fraleigh, Sondra H. Butoh: Metamorphic Dance and Global Alchemy. University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 2010, pp. 1-5, 351.
- "Buto." The International Encyclopedia of Dance. Oxford University Press. 1998.
Here is a good, basic formula for getting started with your research:
- Begin by narrowing down your topic and developing an initial research question.
- Use the keyword brainstorming worksheet (or this online keyword generator) to help you tweak your research question, identify keywords and related terms, and keep track of what you find.
- Search in a library catalog (Summon, OBIS, OhioLINK and/or WorldCat) to find books and reference sources. These sources will:
- provide BACKGROUND and CONTEXT
- REVIEW and SUMMARIZE earlier work
- help you FOCUS your topic and
- provide CITATIONS to important books, journal articles, conference papers, interviews, etc.
- Next, search research databases to find articles. The library has hundreds of databases; those listed on this guide are good places to begin.
- You may also wish to use Google Scholar to search the Internet. This is a great tool for doing cited reference searches.
- Finally, use the CRAAP test worksheet to evaluate the sources you find.