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Biographies

This guide includes online resources as well as print-format materials owned by the ISU University Library as well as a small selection of authoritative, free online websites. It also provides search tips for locating additional biographical resources.


The best place to start your biography search is with Biography in Context or Credo Reference!! These sources will give an overview of the person and their life's work. For a lengthier biography use Find Books or the Specialized Subjects section of this guide.

Other large sources:

Credo Reference: Biography

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Credo Reference helps you start your biographical research with extensive biographical reference materials, directories, and obituary collections.

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