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Biographical Resources: United States: General Resources: U.S.

Reminder.

Don't forget to use the sources listed in Biography: Tools for Researchers

Searching the Online Catalog

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

  • Biography -- Alabama
  • Biography -- Detroit Region (Mich.)
  • Biography -- Chicago (Ill.)
  • Biography -- Kent County (Mich.)
  • Biography -- United States
  • Biography -- Yellowstone National Park

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

  • College students -- United States -- Biography
  • Eastern Kentucky Social Club -- Biography
  • Polish Americans -- Michigan -- Lansing -- Biography
  • Women -- Michigan -- Biography

3. "Personal narratives" is used for war memoirs. Example: Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American.

Produced by:

Michael Unsworth
History Librarian
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unsworth@msu.edu
Voice: 517-884-0854
Fax: 517-432-8050
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