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Biography Research Starters
These research starter resources contain biographical information on important people in history.
Current Biography Yearbook by
Call Number: CT 100 C81 Z
Publication Date: 2018-12-01
Research Guide to American Historical Biography by
Call Number: Ref. CT214 .R47 1988 V.1 - V.3
Publication Date: 1988-09-01
Designed to facilitate research (for secondary school and undergraduate term papers as well as students not well versed) in all areas of American history. Covers 278 Americans prominent in history.
Dictionary of National Biography by
Call Number: DA 28.D48 V. 1 - v. 22
Publication Date: 1921- 1922 ; originally published in 1885-1900
V. 23 Supplement Volume 1901 through 1911 (Prominent people who died between these dates)
V. 24 Supplement Volume 1912 through 1921
V. 25 Supplement Volume 1922 through 1930
V. 26 Supplement Volume: 1931 through 1940
V. 27 Supplement Volume 1941 through 1950
V. 28 Supplement Volume 1951 through 1960
Renaissance and Reformation, 1500-1620 by
Publication Date: 2000-10-30
Provides basic information on the people who have contributed significantly to the culture of Western civilization. Covers such figures as the religious leaders who contributed to the Reformation, scientists who paved the way for a new view of the universe, and Renaissance painters, sculptors, and architects, as well as writers, musicians, and scholars.
Great Victorian Lives: an era in obituaries by
Publication Date: 2008-04-28
The Times has recorded notable deaths from its beginnings (as The Daily Universal Register) in 1785, and by the middle of the 19th century obituaries were established as one of the glories of the paper. There was no attempt at comprehensive coverage, and nothing like the daily obituary page of modern times, but under the 36-year editorship of John Thadeus Delane (1841-77) the paper began to respond to the deaths of significant national and international figures in a style - and on a scale - that none of its rivals could match. Great Victorian Lives brings together obituaries from the Times of Delane and his successors, and shows how some of the leading personalities of the 19th century were viewed by a paper that was itself one of the defining institutions of the age.
Marquis Who's Who
Who was who : a companion to Who's who, containing the biographies of those who died.
Call Number: DA28 .W65 vv.1-7 Index
Who's Who in Naval History by
Publication Date: 2004-08-02
This A-Z guide covers the life and careers of over 600 key figures in naval history, from the sixteenth century to the present day.
Who Was Who in America Index by
Call Number: E176 .W64
Publication Date: 2000-05-01
The Who Was Who in America series contains biographies of people who appeared in the Who's Who in America but have since died or are at least 95 years old. The information obtained is autobiographical in nature; or given by the Biographees themselves. The fourteen volumes contain 134,000 biographies. The Volumes:
v.H (Historical Volume) 1607-1896; 3rd floor
Volume I, (1897-1942); 3rd floor
Volume II: (1943-1950); 3rd floor
Volume III: (1951-1960); 3rd floor
Volume IV: (1961-1968); 3rd floor
Volume V: (1969-1973); 3rd floor
Volume VI: 1974-1976; 3rd floor
Volume VII: (1977-1981); 3rd floor
Volume VIII: (1982-1985); 3rd floor
Volume IX: (1985-1989); 3rd floor
Volume X: (1989-1993); Reference 1st floor
Volume XI: (1993-1996); Reference 1st floor
Volume XII: (1996-1998); Reference 1st floor
Volume XIII: (1998-2000) Reference 1st floor