Biographical Information – OHIO University Libraries

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Biographical information can be found in lots of different places!  Use the tabs above for more details about how to find this information in books, videos, articles, databases, and websites.

  • Databases are a good place to find concise information about both famous and less famous people.  Many also allow you to search for people who match particular criteria like gender, nationality, occupation, etc.
  • Books and videos often give comprehensive information about well known people. Use the ALICE Catalog to locate them.
  • Articles can be a good source of information about people currently in the news as well as literary and historical figures.  They will often cover a single aspect of someone’s life or career.
  • Newspaper articles are a good source for people currently in the news and can be a good place to find tidbits about obscure people.  Obituaries can be particularly helpful.