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Biography: Books

Learn about print and online resources for biography available through the library.


There are two primary types of books that may be useful to you in your quest for biographical information.

  • Full-length biographies and autobiographies--Full-length biographical books are typically found in the library's general collection and are available for checkout. Learn how to find these using the library's classic catalog.
  • Reference books--These include biographical dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes, and other reference works. Generally, the biographical information contained in reference books is less detailed. However, many more lesser-known figures may be included in reference books. Learn about suggested reference books for biography.