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Biographical Resources: A Research Guide: K. G. Saur
Indexes & Microfiche

A selection of major sources of biographical information purchased or licensed by the Cornell University Library. Click on the TABS to access each section in this guide.

SAUR Indexes


K. G. Saur has published large indexed microfiche collections of biographical dictionaries. We own sets for the United States, Britain, France, Germany, plus Jewish people of all nationalities. Each article in the biographical dictionaries is individually reproduced on microfiche (filed on the B level of Olin in the Olin Reference section of classified microfiche in cabinets against the wall in the aisle between the Microforms Alcove and the ++A call numbers shelving  map of Olin Library Level B) and is indexed in a corresponding multi-volume printed index set shelved in Olin Reference collection on the main floor. The following table provides information on each title.

We also have two Chadwyck-Healey sets: one for the Soviet Union and a Chadwyck-Healey set for British and Irish Biographies, 1840-1940. Details in the table below.

Note that some of the biographical dictionaries covered in these sets will also be available in the original print form in our stacks (search our catalog) or online full text (search the title in Google) because they are out of copyright.


Sets published by K. G. Saur
American Biographical Index, 2nd ed
(Olin Ref CT 213 .A511 1998)
American Biographical Archive I
American Biographical Archive II
(Olin Ref Microfiche CT 213 .A51)
ABA I: 1,842 fiche
ABA II: 730 fiche
Covers U.S. & Canada
British Biographical Index, 2nd ed
(Olin Ref CT 773 .B86 1998)
British Biographical Archive I
British Biographical Archive, series 2
(Olin Ref Microfiche CT 773 .B86)
BBA I/II: 1601-1978
1,862 fiche
Index Biographique Français, 2nd ed
(Olin Ref CT 1003 .I53x 1998)
Archives Biographiques Françaises I
Archives Biographiques Françaises II
(Olin Ref Microfiche CT 1003 .I532)
ABF I: 400 AD-1914
ABF II: 1800-1960s
Includes Swiss, Belgian, & Canadian Francophones.
Deutscher Biographischer Index, 2nd ed
(Olin Ref CT 1053 .D48 1998 index)

Indexes DBA I & DBA Neue Folge only.

Deutsches Biographisches Archiv I
Deutsches Biographisches Archiv. Neue Folge...
Deutsches Biographisches Archiv, 1960-1999
(Olin Ref Microfiche CT 1053 .D48)
DBA I: 1707-1907
1,431 fiche
DBA II: 1900-1959
1,457 fiche
DBA III: 1960-1999
1,058 fiche
Jüdisches Biographischer Index
(Olin Ref DS 115 .J84x 1998)
Jüdisches Biographisches Archiv
Jüdisches Biographisches Archiv Supplement
(Olin Ref Microfiche DS 115 .J842)
JBA: 661 fiche
Supplement: 120 fiche
Sets published by Chadwyck-Healey
The index is on fiche shelved in a binder at Olin Reference CT 773 .B662. British and Irish Biographies, 1840-1940
(Microfiche 730, filed in the Microform Alcove on the B Level of Olin)
2,218 silver halide fiche
No print index; the fiche is filed by last name. Soviet Biographic Archive
(Olin Ref Microfiche CT 1203 .S72)
2,812 fiche

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