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Biographical Resources: Home


This guide is designed to help students find, explore, and use biographical related materials for their projects, papers, and research. Use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate to each section.

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Biography Resources @ Schoolcraft

Most biography related books can be found in various areas of the library.The following table gives a short overview of the areas you might find interesting while looking for Biographies.


Class/Call Number

American Authors, 1600-1900


British Novelists since 1960

  REFERENCE PR 881 .B73  PT.1, 2

International Dictionary of Black composers

  REFERENCE ML 105 .I5 V.1, 2

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

  REFERENCE ML 100 .N48 V.1-20

Webster's American Military Biographies


Who's who in America

  REFERENCE  E 176 .W642

World Authors

  REFERENCE PN 451 .W677 

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