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Biography and Profiles Research Guide - Longview

Find books, articles, and Internet resources on biographical information for historical and contemporary figures.



Welcome to the Biography and Profiles research guide. Here you will find valuable information for conducting research on famous people, both historical and contemporary.

Begin your search

Before you begin your research you need to define your topic.

  • Who are your researching?
  • Why are they famous or well known?
  • Are they historical or contemporary?

Searching for people:
Try keyword searches for the person's name ex: Abraham Lincoln
Try subject and author searches with the person's last name first, comma first name ex: Lincoln, Abraham

Call Numbers: Biographies at Longview generally begin with the call number 92.  You will find them in the 920's.