Biography

Biographies

A biography is the story of someone"s life written by someone else. By reading about people, we can learn about many things about them, the events surrounding their lives, and the time period in which they lived. The resources below provide a starting point for your research. Please ask a librarian if you need additional assistance.


On-Line Resources

Biographical Dictionary - Dictionary of notable men and women. Searchable by name, birth year, position, profession, nationality, literary and artistic works, and achievements.

From Revolution to Reconstruction ... and What Happened Afterwards- Contains data regarding historical people related to American History.

Women's History - Contains biographic information on many important women from all over the world.

World Athletes - Biographies include historical figures, celebrities, and people who have influenced the world of sports. 

Print Resources

Biography Today - Designed especially for young people, each volume contains biographies of celebrities and prominent people. Provides information on the life, education, career, and awards of each person and includes at least one picture. We have volumes 1992-2006. (Ref 920 Bio)

Biography Today - Author Series - Biographies of authors of interest to young readers. Each biography includes information on the life, education, career, and awards of each writer and includes photographs, reading lists, and current addresses. (Ref 920 Bio)

Biography Today - Scientists & Inventors Series - Biographies of scientists and inventors of interest to young readers. Each biography includes information on the life, education, career, and awards of each writer and includes photographs and current addresses. (Ref 920 Bio)

Current Biography - Presents biographies about living leaders in all fields of accomplishment throughout the world. An index of professions is included. We have volumes 1970 - 2006. (Ref 920 Cur)

Lincoln Library of Sports Champions - Contains brief biographies of 500 sports personalities from around the world representing more than 50 sports. Set one is 20 volumes and was published in 1978. Set two is 14 volumes and was published 1993. (Ref 920 Lin)

Hispanic American Biographies - Set of 8 volumes containing biographies of Hispanic American who have helped shape the history of the United States. (Ref 920 His)