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Biography Reference Source

Using Biography Reference Source


Superior Coverage and Search

Biography Reference Source provides thousands of unique and reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography and Biography Today. In addition to keyword search, users can locate biographies by:
  • subject occupation
  • activity
  • nationality
  • gender
  • birthplace, and more.

Sources Include

  • Biography Today's complete collection
  • Biography's complete collection
  • Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography
  • Biographies from Columbia University Press
  • Congressional biographies from the American Reference Library
  • Biographies from Encyclopædia Britannica
  • Harvard University Press: Notable American Women, a Biographical Dictionary (Vols. 1-5)
  • Profiles of United States presidents
  • Biographies from Salem Press

Getting Started with Your Search

You can locate biographies in several easy ways highlighted in the image below. 

  1. Search a person's name, occupation, nationality, etc in the search box.
  2. Click the image of one of the images for the highlighted biographies.
  3. Use the genre box to the right of the page.

Once you click on the person you're interested in researching, you will typically see several options for different articles you can read about them. You can click the name of the article or book chapter to open it, or click the PDF or HTML options below the title.

About this Guide

Content for this guide provided courtesy of EBSCO.

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