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LIBR 235: Reference Resources: Biographies

A select list of authoritative quick fact and reference information sources.


Biographies provide information about the lives of both living and deceased persons. Biographies may limit themselves to describing the contributions of people within a particular discipline, those living in a particular country, or may narrow their focus in other ways. Generally, people listed in a biographical resource have achieved some notable success, celebrity, or notoriety in their lives. 

A biography may be a book or film that focuses on a single person, but biographical reference resources are most often collections of articles about a particular person. 

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