The best way to locate biographical books in the ISU Library Collection is to use Quick Search - Advanced Search.
Two of the most common types of biographical searches are personal name search and search for biographies in a specific subject area.
To search by personal name:
To search for biographies in a subject area:
ISU Library Quick Search - Advanced Search pre-set to find only books.
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Beyond basic searches, it is also possible to combine different types of searches into one. Using Quick Search - Advanced Search page. Type in your topic(s), then add AND biograph* to the end of the search. For example: "Indians of North America" AND Women AND biograph*
Examples for multi-topic searches - remember to add AND biograph* to the end of the search:
If you get too many results, change the first dropdown search box from "any field" to "subject."