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Biographical Research  

How to find information about people.
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Books (Print and E-books)

The following titles are biographical encyclopedias with entries about many people. To find out whether the library has an entire biography of a particular person, search the Destiny Library Catalog for the person by last name as the subject. 

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Encyclopedia of World Biography (33 volumes, print) - Gale
Call Number: 920 B993e
Publication Date: 2008
The entire series of the Encyclopedia of World Biography, covering world figures through history. Each entry includes basic facts and an overview of the person's life and work.

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Encyclopedia of World Biography (e-book)
ISBN: 9780787691240
Publication Date: 2004
The first 22 volumes of this comprehensive biographical dictionary covers world figures with basic facts and an overview of their lives and works.

Library Catalogs

  • KUA Library Catalog
    Books here in the KUA Library. For biographical information, search a person's last name as the subject. Try also a keyword search for the person's name, both with last name first and with first name first.
  • NHU-PAC (New Hampshire Libraries)
    Find books in libraries across the state. The librarians can usually obtain these books through Inter-Library Loan.
  • Dartmouth College Library Catalog
    Books at the Dartmouth College Library can usually be obtained by us through Inter-Library Loan, either from Dartmouth or from another library in the state. Ask one of the librarians!
  • WorldCat
    This catalog shows books in libraries around the USA and also around the world!

Library Databases

  • Britannica Online Academic  Icon
    The highly regarded general encyclopedia, with supplementary materials.
  • EBSCO Explora
    Magazines, journal, and newspapers articles, as well as reference books.
  • Proquest Newsstand  
    U.S. and international newspapers from the 1990s to the present. Search all newspapers or a subset: United States, international (excluding U.S.), or Latin American (only).
  • Oxford Reference Online
    Oxford Reference has many reference e-books. Browse by subject or search across the books.

Web Sites

  • ESPN
    Player profiles and selected articles for most sports; drill down among including the NFL, MBA, MLB, NCAAF, etc. (other sports are under ... )
  • Artists (Rolling Stone)
    Articles that appeared in the iconic music magazine. For many artists, there is an overview biography ("Bio" in the left menu).

Off campus?

For access to the databases from off campus, email the librarians for passwords.

Citing Sources


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