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Contemporary Artists Ref 709.2 C761 1996
The Dictionary of Art Ref 703 D554
The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music Ref 780.3 G964 1995
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Ref 780.3 N532
American National Biography Ref 920.073 Am5122
Entries are alphabetical, but there are also indexes arranged by profession and state.
Dictionary of National Biography Ref 920.042 D554
This set covers all time periods of Great Britain.
Contemporary Dramatists, D. L. Kirkpatrick, ed., 1988 (Ref 822.9 V788c4)
Current Biography Ref 920 C936
Consult the annual and ten-year indexes in the back of each volume.
Biography Index Index Shelves.
Indexes biographical information found in articles and books. People are also indexed by occupation and profession.
Famous Actors and Actresses on the American Stage by William J. Young, 2 vols., 1975 (Ref 792.028 Y78f)
Plays, Players and Playwrights; an Illustrated History by Marion Geisinger, 1971 (792.09 G313p)
Who's Who in the Theatre, Ian Herbert, ed., 1977 ( 792.0922 W628)
Who’s Who Ref 920.042 W621
Directory of American Scholars Ref 923.773 D597
Books on Specific People
Search our catalog or WorldCat using the subject term “biography,” combined with a person’s name or event. ex: biography and Benjamin Franklin. or “biography” and “civil rights movements”.
Articles on Specific People
LexisNexis People Search
Once you have chosen the database most appropriate to your topic, search using the person’s name as a subject.
African American Lives Ref 920.009296 Af258
African American National Biography Ref 920 Af258
American Indian Biographies Ref 920 Am512
Notable Black American Men Ref 920.71 N899
Notable Black American Women Ref 920.72 N8992
Notable Latino Americans Ref 920 M511