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General Sources (Print)--Reference

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The International who's who
Call Number: Ref. CT120 .I5
Over 24,000 entries listed alphabetically by last name of famous and influential men and women. Older editions are available in the stacks.

American national biography
Call Number: Ref. CT213 .A68 1999
24 volumes plus supplements. This set covers over 17,500 historical figures from early European exploration to the present.

The Dictionary of national biography
Call Number: Ref. DA28 .D47
22 volumes. This set is the standard national biography of deceased persons from Great Britain.

Who's who
Call Number: Ref. DA28 .W6
Contains over 33,000 entries covering people from all over the world in all fields. Brief entries include basic facts of birth, education, career, and publications. Older editions are available in the stacks.

Who's who in America
Call Number: Ref. E176 .W642
Features over 90,000 profiles of American men and women leaders from all fields. Older editions are available in the stacks.

Who's who in the West
Call Number: Ref. E176 .W646
Features over 16,000 biographies of men and women from the Western United States and Canada. Older editions are available in the stacks.

 

General Sources (Print)--Stacks

Appleton's cyclopædia of American biography
Call Number: E176 .A655
Long articles with portraits covering Colonial times to 1900. 7 volumes.

Dictionary of American biography
Call Number: E176 .D563
Long, scholarly articles with bibliographies covering individuals who died through 1980. More than 19,000 bibliographies in a 20-volume set with a cumulative index.

Who was who in America
Call Number: E176 .W64
Many of these sketches are of deceased biographees from Who's Who in America. Twenty plus volumes with over 134,000 biographies from early colonial days to the present.

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Reference Index

Biography index
Call Number: 1st Floor Ref. Index
Citations to biographical articles from over 3,000 journals and over 2,000 English-language books.

Vol.1, 1946-v.55, no.4, 2001.

 

Biography--Periodical

Current biography/Current biography yearbook
Call Number: 1st Floor Periodicals
Essay length biographies about living people from around the world. Over 60 volumes covering 1940 to the present with cumulative indexes and monthly updates.

1940 to date.

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