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Recommended Biographical Sources
You can find brief information about a person by using biographical dictionaries. The reference collection contains general biographical dictionaries as well as ones that focus on a particular time period, event, or group of people. Below are selected resources for this course.
Biography (Gale in Context)
Includes biographical profiles from reference sources, newspapers, magazines, and journals. Covers all time periods and areas of the world.
American National Biography
Call Number: SAWYER REFERENCE & CHAPIN LIBRARY E176 .A447 1999
Contains biographical profiles of people who died prior to 1996. Includes people whose significant actions took place while living in what is today the United States or whose life/career had a direct influence on the course of American history.
Leaders of the American Civil War
Call Number: SAWYER REFERENCE E467 .L43 1998
Provides an overview of the careers and an assessment of the accomplishments of great military leaders as well as critical civilian leaders.