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Trustworthy biographical data is a cornerstone of research, whether one needs to place a person in historical and cultural context, verify birth date and place, or introduce a speaker to an audience.

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Welcome to the LibGuide for BIOGRAPHY
 
Before you start your research, check the correct spelling of the person’s name.

While you research, keep in mind that all sources can contain bias; the best biographical information will be signed by an author and will provide bibliographic citations for source material.

Research Questions:

  • What do you already know about the person?
  • How much information do you want to find about the person?
  • What is the person's profession or notoriety?
  • How well known is the person?
  • Is the person’s nationality, ethnic background, gender, or affiliation significant?
  • Is the person living or deceased?  
  • What dates are significant for this person?
  • Do you want autobiography, memoir, or interviews in addition to biographical sources?

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www.biography.com

Q:  How do I attribute biography.com when I use information from biographies on the site for a class project or for publication?

A:  Biography.com includes citation examples in multiple formats at the end of each lengthy biography.  

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