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Biographical Resources: United States: General Resources

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Selected "General Biography" Reference Works

Subject Searching in the Online Catalog

1. There is a "Biography" subject heading. Examples:

  • Biography -- 11th century
  • Biography -- Dictionaries
  • Biography -- Periodicals

2. You can use the subdivision "Biography" after countries, cities, etc., names of organizations, classes of persons, ethnic groups, animals, and historic events. Examples:

  • Abandoned children -- Sudan -- Biography
  • Bolivia -- Biography
  • China -- History -- Long March, 1934-1935 -- Biography.
  • Japanese Americans -- California -- Biography
  • Labrador retriever -- United States -- Biography
  • Metz (France) -- Biography
  • United States. Army. Iron Brigage (1861-1865) -- Biography
  • Upper Peninsula (Mich.) -- Biography
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