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Biographical Resources: A Research Guide   Tags: biography, reference, research_guides  

Find biographical information in resources licensed by the Cornell Library. Click on the PURPLE TABS to access each section in this guide.
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We are purchasing new online versions of major biographical reference sources regularly. Many important biographical resources are available in print and on microfilm. This guide combines online titles with the selected microform and print biography titles in the Olin reference collection. Online databases are available to Cornell users only.

Biography is a branch of the study of history. The reliability of biographical sources varies widely and is subject to the usual vagaries of historical studies: lack of accurate information, too much conflicting information, too little information, psychological theorizing, etc. But a well-written biographical article in a reliable reference book or database can be a source of both pleasure and enlightenment. Enjoy!

For further information or to locate titles not listed here, always feel free to consult the reference staff.

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