Biography Resources

Library Resources

  • The adult biography and memoir section is on the second floor. Books are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the person the biography or memoir is about (e.g., a biography of Marie Curie will have the call number B CURIE, and Maya Angelou's memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will have the call number B ANGELOU).
  • You can also try searching the library catalog for the name of the person you are researching.
  • The Biography and Genealogy Master Index has over 15 million biographical sketches of people across all disciplines.
  • Biography in Context has over 600,000 entries about 525,000 people and includes reference material, periodical information, and mulitmedia content.
  • The Dictionary of Literary Biography provides career biographies and criticism of writers across eras and genres.


For more help, ask a librarian!