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A guide to finding biographical information

Biographical Indexes

Search the Dictionary of National Biography

Search Oxford DNB

Finding Biographical Monographs

To find book-length biographies, use Washington University Libraries' catalog. Enter the name of the individual (last name first) as a subject.

You may also enter a profession and then locate the catalog entries under [Profession] -- Biography.


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