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Biographies in Reference Works

  • Credo Reference
    Hundreds of authoritative dictionaries, encyclopedias, fact books, guides, companions and more from respected publishers across dozens of major subject areas.
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
    Provides authoritative biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
  • Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia.
  • Literature Criticism Online
    Available by library subscription. Literary biography and criticism.
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia.
  • Wikipedia
    A communally-written encyclopedia. Anyone can edit or contribute an entry, at any time. Excellent for locating controversies on a topic and getting ideas for research papers. The bibliographies often point to scholarly resources. Not itself a scholarly source per se, with no authority control. Compare with Scholarpedia.

Book-Length Biographies

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Journal Articles

  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text
    Provides indexing, abstracts, and selected full text of articles appearing in history journals, with emphasis on world history from 1450 to present (excluding the U.S. and Canada which are covered in America: History and Life). It includes citations to books, journal articles, and dissertations.

Websites

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Citing Sources

  • Trexler Library Citation Guides
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