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Using Encyclopedias and Reference Sources
Use the resources on this page to get biographical information about your assigned individual. Often the entries in these sources will include bibliographies that will lead to other works either by or about an individual.
Recommended Sources - Online Databases
American National Biography The landmark American National Biography offers portraits of more than 18,700 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation. More than a decade in preparation, the American National Biography is the first biographical resource of this scope to be published in more than sixty years.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography An illustrated collection of more than 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain's past.
Accessing the Databases from Off-Campus
Reference Books - Collier 2nd Floor
This is a selected list of reference books, located on the 2nd floor of Collier Library, that may contain information about your assigned person. There may also be books on your person in the Collier Main Collection. Search the Library Catalog or WorldCat to locate other sources.