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    Books In The Library

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    • Biographical dictionary of dance -REF 793.3092 COH
    • Martha Graham : a dancer's life -B GRA
    • Martha Graham in performance -DVD 792.8 GRA
    • No fixed points : dance in the twentieth century -792.8 REY
    • Prime movers : the makers of modern dance in America -793.3 MAZ
    • Prime movers : the makers of modern dance in America -793.3 MAZ

    Useful Databases and Links

    The following links should serve as starting places for your project and be examples of the type of information you should be looking for.

    Los Angeles Public Library Databases-You will need your library card to access these- if you do not have one talk to Tracie.
    Biography In Context 1*
    Covers the world's most influential people, merging reference content with periodicals and multimedia, allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, gender, keyword and full text
    Marquis Biographies Online 1*
    Up-to-the-minute biographies of leaders and achievers from around the world in the areas of business, law, science, medicine, the arts, government, entertainment and more. Access to all biographies that have appeared in 24 Marquis Who's Who print titles since 1985, and Who Was Who in America volumes from1607-1985.
    Fine Arts and Music Collection (Gale/InfoTrac) 1*
    Collection contains more than 100 full-text magazines and journals providing resources for research in drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
    Web Links

    Performing Arts Encyclopedia.  A guide to the performing arts collections and exhibits from the Library of Congress Collection subjects include dance, music, theater and much more.

    Voice of Dance.  Well designed and organized site with video clips, extensive image gallery of modern dance and ballet, current news, directories, newspaper reviews with links to articles. Performance calendars for selected events in 20+ North American and European cities.

    Yahoo Dance Links.  Lists more than 1700 sites in 40+ categories--from ballet and modern to butoh and capo 



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