With any web resource, it is important to evaluate it to see if it would be an appropriate source for academic work. When evaluating a web page, be sure to consider these factors before using it in your academic research:
Authority: The information should come from an expert in the field. You should be able to identify the author or authority (like a goventment agency) that wrote the information.
Accuracy: The information should be well organized. Sources of information should be clearly cited.
Timliness: You should be able to easily identify when the information was created and last updated. The information should not be obsolete or outdated.
Bias: Look for bias or a hidden agenda in how the information is presented.
Relevance: The information should be relevant to your topic and adequately cover the subject.
The American College Dance Association exists to support and affirm dance in higher education through regional conferences, the adjudication process, and national festivals. The educational mission of the Association is to foster creative potential, to honor multiple approaches to scholarly and creative research and activity, to promote excellence in choreography and/or performance, and to give presence and value to diversity in dance. The Association acts as a national membership service organization to strengthen the educational network for students and faculty within the academic dance community.
The Congress on Research in Dance is an international organization of dance scholars, educators, and artist that aims to strengthen the visibility and increase the reach of dance as embodied practice, creative endeavor and intellectual discipline. CORD advances innovative understandings of dance by promoting diverse approaches and a globally inclusive, respectful dialogue in the dance field and across disciplines.
Established in 1982 as the national service organization for the professional dance field, Dance/USA is a membership organization currently serving nearly 500 aerial, ballet, modern, culturally specific, jazz, and tap companies, dance service and presenting organizations, individuals, and related organizations.
DHC is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.
The National Dance Council of America, Inc. (NDCA – Established in 1948) is the Official Governing Council of Dance and Dancesport in the USA. With 17 Member Organizations encompassing more than 25,000 dance professionals and over 110 sanctioned competitions and championships, it is the leading authority of dance for Professionals, Amateurs and Pro/Am Competitors.
An ever-growing collection of dance videos filmed at Jacob’s Pillow from the 1930s to today. Jacob’s Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, a National Medal of Arts recipient, and home to America’s longest running dance festival. Each year thousands of people from across the U.S. and around the globe experience the Festival with more than 50 dance companies and 200 free performances, talks, and events; train at The School at Jacob’s Pillow; explore the rare and extensive dance Archives; take part in numerous Community Programs; and experience the rich history of the Festival online.