Printed Biographical Dictionaries
The UW Libraries has hundreds of printed biographical dictionaries covering all countries and occupations. To find these dictionaries, do a keywords search in the UW Libraries Catalog for: biography and dictionaries. For example:
- biography and dictionaries and medicine
- biography and dictionaries and women
- biography and dictionaries and 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.
Major Biographical Collections on Microfiche
The following microfilmed biographical sets are indexed by the World Biographical Index listed above. The sets are housed in the Microforms & Newspapers Collection on the ground floor of Suzzallo.