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Biographies

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This pathfinder is a starting point for your research. It will give you a jump-start to academic resources in both online and print formats. Ask a reference librarian for additional suggestions.

Web sites
Biography Resources: Finding Information on The Famous, Infamous and Obscure
webliography of evaluated sources from College & Research Libraries News

Selected Reference Books In The Oakton Library
Almanac of Famous People
Call Number: REF CT104.A55 (DP & RHC)

American National Biography (multi-volumes)
Call Number : REF CT213.A68 (DP)

Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (multi-volumes)
Call Number: REF ML100.N48 (DP & RHC)

Encyclopedia of World Biography (multi-volumes)
Call Number: REF CT103.E56 (DP & RHC)

Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary
Call Number: REF CT3260.N57 (DP) (4 volumes)

Prestel Dictionary of Art and Artists in the 20th Century
Call NUmber: REF N33.P74 (DP)

Locating Additional Books In The Oakton Library
Search for additional biographies in ILLINET Online, the Library's online book catalog. Enter a person's name such as William Clinton or Toni Morrison.
Ask for your library card at the Circulation Desk
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Full Text Magazine, Journal and Newspaper Articles
Search Expanded Academic ASAP, an online periodical index, for magazine, journal and newspaper articles about specific persons. Many of these articles will be full text and can be sent to your e-mail account. You can search this index from any computer on campus. For off campus access, follow the directions below.
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To access Expanded Academic ASAP off campus, ID number is 23211 immediately followed by your social security number. (example: 23211xxxxxxxxx)


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Bring a clue to your search. For instance, is the person historical or contemporary?

Note
This pathfinder is a starting point for your research. It will give you a jump-start to academic resources in both online and print formats. Ask a reference librarian for additional suggestions.

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