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Call Number: Fine Arts Library Book Stacks - GV 1600 .P47 2013
Through the Eyes of a Dancer compiles the writings of noted dance critic and editor Wendy Perron. She surveys a wide range of styles and genres, from downtown experimental performance to ballets at the Metropolitan Opera House. In opinion pieces, interviews, reviews, brief memoirs, blog posts, and contemplations on the choreographic process, she gives readers an up-close, personalized look at dancing as an art form.
The Writing Center
The Robert E. Hemenway Writing Center at the the University of Kentucky offers free and friendly help to all UK students, faculty, and staff. Graduate student consultants and undergraduate consultants assist with the process of composing and communicating in writing, speaking, and multimedia projects across the curriculum, at every stage of the composing and communicating process.
A description of services at the University of Kentucky Libraries and a brief introduction to college-level research.
Citing Your Sources
Writing a research paper means documenting, or "citing," the sources of the information you use. How do you cite your sources? Every time you quote from or mention another person's writing or research in your own paper, you also mention the source of that work in a little aside called an "annotation." At the end of your paper, you include a list called a bibliography of all the sources you used throughout.
There are many different ways to annotate or call out sources in your paper, and many different ways to format the bibliography. These are called citation styles, and the professor who assigns a paper (or the publisher of a paper if it is being written for publication) tells writers which style they should use for any particular paper. Two common styles used when writing about the arts are Chicago (see the Chicago Manual of Style) and MLA (see the MLA Handbook).
Call Number: Young Library Reference/Fine Arts Reference: LB2369 .G53 2016
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write academic papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities, including theatre research. The MLA Handbook describes exactly how to use it.
Senate Rule 6.3.1 states that "All academic work, written or otherwise, submitted by students to their instructors or other academic supervisors, is expected to be the result of their own thought, research or self-expression." There are severe penalties for presenting others' work as your own, including for failing to properly cite sources you use in research papers.