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DANCE 314: Contemporary Dance History

Biographical Research

To find biographical information in the library, you can start with Search@UW and try searching by the name of the figure you're researching, or use "subject" search words that will help you find books on a broader group of people. For example, try: 

Choreographers -- Biography
African American dancers -- Biography
Asian American dance


You can also find biographical information in reference sources like encyclopedias, and in some of our databases. Some helpful starting points are: