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General Print Resources

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American National Biography
Call Number: Ref 920.073 Am5122
Entries are alphabetical, but there are also indexes arranged by profession and state.

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Dictionary of National Biography
Call Number: Ref 920.042 D554
This set covers all time periods of Great Britain.

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Biography Index
Call Number: Index Shelves
Indexes biographical information found in articles and books. People are also indexed by occupation and profession.

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Current Biography Yearbook
Call Number: Ref 920 C936
Consult the annual and ten-year indexes in the back of each volume.

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Who's Who
Call Number: Ref 920.042 W621

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Directory of American Scholars
Call Number: Ref 923.773 D597


Ethnic Figures

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African American Lives
Call Number: Ref 920.009296 Af258

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African American National Biography
Call Number: Ref 920 Af258
8 volumes

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American Indian Biographies
Call Number: Ref 920 Am512

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Notable Black American Men
Call Number: Ref 920.71 N899

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Notable Black American Women
Call Number: Ref 920.72 N8992
2 volumes

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Notable Latino Americans
Call Number: Ref 920 M511


Tips for finding print biographies

Search our library catalog or WorldCat using the subject term "biography."

Combine this term with a person's name or event.  For example, biography and Benjamin Franklin or "biography" and "civil rights movement."


Artists and Authors

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Contemporary Authors
Call Number: Ref 920.1 C761
Click on the title for the electronic version.

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Contemporary Artists
Call Number: Ref 709.2 C761 1996

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Dictionary of Art
Call Number: Ref 703 D554
34 volumes



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Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Call Number: Ref 780.3 G964 2006
10 volumes

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New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Call Number: Ref 780.3 N532 2000
29 volumes



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New Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Call Number: Ref 509.22 N532
8 volumes

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American Men and Women of Science
Call Number: Ref 925 Am512


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