Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of topic. I use this to find new butoh artists and track the spread of Butoh.
Google Blog Search
Allows you to search and find blogs using your search terms.
Google Scholar, unlike Google, allows you to search for scholarly information and restricts your results to books, articles, abstracts, and theses. This is a great place to get started if you do not have access to scholarly databases. Not every article is full-text so you may have to contact your local librarian to find out how you can access the full-text.
Search for information in libraries across the world. Save time by searching one catalog instead of searching the catalogs of several diferent libraries. Keep in mind WorldCat only searches the catalogs of libraries that have an agreement with them.
YouTube is a great place to view new Butoh performances, however a majority of the videos were posted without the dancer's permission and are in violation of copyright. YouTube has information about their copyright policy on its website http://www.youtube.com/t/howto_copyright Please reference this link before posting or linking to videos on its website. When searching for videos you can simply search under the term butoh or by the names of companies and individual performers.
New York Magazine
When determining whether or not to reference a website in a scholarly paper, keep the following criteria in mind:
Authority: Who created the website? There should be an author/creator of the content identified. If not,
there should be contact information so that you can verify the author and ask for copyright permissions.
Accuracy: Is there a way to check the facts/information on the site? There should be a list of sources or a
citation page of information that was used if it is not original to the website author. If the site lists
statistics there should be a way to verify where those statistics were gathered. Statistics can come from
government agencies, research studies, etc., and these sources should be listed on the website.
Currency: When was the website created and last updated? There should be a date on the website
indicating when the information was last updated. I don't advise using information, especially statistical or
numerical data, that you can't verify when it was collected. You don't want to use outdated information.
Coverage: What is the scope of the information covered and what is the purpose of the site?
Objectivity: Does the author/sponsor of the website have a bias? Be cautious in using information from
websites that have a bias. For example, if a cigarette company wants people to buy their product, it may
only post studies which show cigarettes do not cause cancer, and ignore articles showing a connection
between the two.