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History: Biography   Tags: biographical, biography  

A guide to biographical information sources.
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2014 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts
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Printed Biographical Dictionaries

The UW Libraries has hundreds of printed biographical dictionaries covering all countries and occupations. To find these dictionaries, do a  search in UW Worldcat for: biography dictionaries.  For example:

  • biography dictionaries medicine
  • biography dictionaries women
  • biography dictionaries japan

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Many encyclopedias also include biographies.  Search these two collections of electronic encyclopedias for biographical information. Additional encyclopedias are listed on the various history subject guides.


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