An honest, true biography is worth searching for. Avoid panegyrics.
Tips to locate information and present information about people, real and imagined.
How can I search best for biographical information?
In an academic library biography is found one of three ways.
By Occupation -(Inventors -- Biography) , Gender (Women--Biography), or Ethnic Group (African Americans --Biography)
This choice is used when an individual biography is not present. However, the person's book will be filed with the call number for the subject.
By Name - Edison, Thomas A.(Thomas Alva), 1847-1931
Note: if you invert the name (last name first, you will find the works about the person)
in CT = Biography which is used for works with multiple areas of biographies.
Where are some good resources to find quick biographical information?
Current Biography Ref. CT100.C58
Encyclopedia of World Biography CT103.E56 1988
Dictionary of American Biography Ref. E176.D566
Dictionary of National Biography Ref. DA28.C52
African American Biographies Ref E195.96H38 1992
Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary Ref.CT3260.N57
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