It can be pretty difficult to facebook-stalk someone who died a hundred years ago. Next time you’re researching someone from the past, head over to our American National Biography resource. You can find it on the Biography databases page. You can perform a specific search for someone, or search by gender, nationality, occupation, place of birth, and more. Please note that this collection only features biographies of the deceased.
Not finding what you're looking for? We have other Biography resources on hand!
Academic Onefile has a special drop-down box in their advanced search, allowing you to search by Biography or Autobiography. Or, search for the person's name to find articles and mentions in the media.
Academic Search Complete allows you to search by document type. In addition to biographies, you can find obituaries, interviews, and reviews of the person's work.
Not in the mood to read? Check out Academic Video Online. Use the search box to find information about the person you're studying, or gain background knowledge in the field they were famous for.
All of our databases are accessible from on-campus computers. If you're working from home, you'll need your Library Card Number. Still stuck? You can Ask a Librarian! We'd love to hear from you.