Wednesday, June 24, 2009


This pathfinder will be useful in finding information about biographies.

For an introduction to the topic see:
How to write an interesting biography


Reference Background:
509 Biographical Dictionary of Scientists

796.03 Encyclopedia of World Sport

R810.9 American Authors 1600-1900

R920 Merriam Webster's Biographical Dictionary

R920 Biographical Dictionary of African Americans

920.72 Grolier Library of Women Biographies

R923.5 Webster's American Military Biographies

R970 Native American Biographies

973 The presidents, first ladies, and vice presidents : White House biographies, 1789-2001

R920s -check this area in the Brighton Memorial Library for further biographies


Go to the Monroe County Library electronic card catalog. Type in the name of the person and click KEYWORD. Booklist the books you want, then print the booklist and find them on the shelves.

Web Sites

Internet Public Library-Biographies

Time 100 World's Most Influential People

PBS Home Page-

America's Story from America's Library

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