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In selecting a biographical source, keep in mind the person's nationality, his relative fame or obscurity, books/articles he has written, where he lived, and his profession or field of study. Sources for specific disciplines often provide biographical information.

Databases - Specific

Contemporary Authors from Gale
Provides information on major and minor writers in all genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, academic, journalism... and includes notable international authors. Also in print format: REF Z 1224 .C761

Credo Reference
Offers full access to nearly 50 reference books in the field of biographical survey. Simply click on an individual book title to access and search content.

Databases - General

JSTOR
A digital archive of scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. The collection's coverage begins with the earliest issues of these journals and continues up to a few years before current publication.

Academic Search Complete GALILEO logo from EBSCOhost
A multi-disciplinary database that searches a total of 10,900 scholarly and general interest publications.

ProQuest Newspapers GALILEO logo from ProQuest
Full text of N.Y.Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. A good source for obituaries.

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Selected Books in Lane Library

American National Biography. REF E 176 .D 557 1999
Biography Index. Index Shelves: REF Z5301 /B615
Chambers Biographical Dictionary. REF CT 103 .C4 1997
Current Biography/Current Biography Yearbook. REF CT 100 .C976
Dictionary of National Biography. (Great Britain) REF DA 28 .D554
Dictionary of World Biography. REF CT 104 .D54
Dictionary of Georgia Biography. REF CT 230 .D53 1983
New York Times Obituaries Index. REF CT 213 .N47 1858-1968; 1969-1978
Obituaries on File. REF CT 120 .L43 1979
Personal Name Index to the New York Times Index, 1851-1974. REF CT 104 .F28 1976

Selected Sources for Specific Disciplines

AccessScience@McGraw-Hill GALILEO logo REF BL603 .S54 2002
Biographical Dictionary of Scientists. REF CT 103 .C4 1997
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Musicians. REF ML105 .S612
Biographical Dictionary of Modern American Educators. REF LA 2311 .O55
Grove Dictionary of Art GALILEO logo REF N 31 .D5
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. REF H41 .I58 Biographical Supplement
Literature Online Reference Edition GALILEO logo

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