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Biography: Getting Started

Resources on finding biographical information.

Searching for Books & Videos

  • Biographies are usually located in the 920s on the shelves
  • But they would be in the 700s if the person is an artist, architect, painter, photographer, sculptor, etc.
  • If you want a targeted search, choose a subject search type, with the person's last name first. Example: Washington, George
  • You can also do a keyword search and type "biography" and a subject area of interest. Example: biography and music
  • You can request a book from one campus, and have it delivered to another campus for pickup.

Biography Databases

Encyclopedias & Reference Sources

Films on Demand Online Streaming Videos

Ebook Collections @ MATC Libraries


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