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Biographies and Obituaries Resource Guide

A subject guide for people interested in learning more about famous world leaders, writers, scientists and more!

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Electronic Resources

America's Obituaries and Death Notices

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A collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. An ideal resource for genealogical research.

Biography Collection Complete
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Full-text biographies supporting history, science, the arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, gender studies, business, government & politics, sports, entertainment and many other areas.

Biography in Context
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Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.

Print Reference Sources

biographyAmerican national biography - John A. Garraty, Mark C. Carnes
Call Number: R 920 AM
Publication Date: 1999
Interested in learning about someone? Start here to find guidance on where to begin to look for more information on your selected person!


Reference library of American men - Jennifer Mossman
Call Number: R 920 RE
Publication Date: 2002
Biographical information on 650 men for their contributions to society & culture!

0824211138Current biography yearbook
Call Number: R 920 WI 2010
Publication Date: 2010
Information on living leaders in all fields of accomplishments.




worldbiographyDictionary of world biography - Frank N. Magill, editor ; Christina J. Moose, managing editor ; Alison Aves, researcher and bibliographer.
Call Number: R 920.02 DI
Publication Date: 1998
Lives from "The Ancient World" through the twentieth century. Covering topics such as 'Early Life' and 'Life's Work.'


Dewey Browse

Browse our online Library catalog by Dewey number for fiction & nonfiction books:
920 Biography
921 *Philosophers & Psychologists
922 *Religious leaders, thinkers, workers
923 *People in social science
924 *Philologists & lexicographers
925 *Scientists
926 *People in technology
927 *People in arts & rec
928 *People in literature, history, biography, genealogy

World Wide Web Resources

America's Story from America's Library


Library of Congress Selected Internet Resources - Biography

Lives, the Biography Resource

The Presidents, The White House

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