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Biography and Profiles Research Guide - Longview

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

Searching for People

To search for a person:

Try three different searches in the online catalog.

  • A keyword search for his/her name: Rosa Parks
  • A subject search with last name, first name: Parks, Rosa
  • An author search to see if the person has written an autobriography: Parks, Rosa

Also look for books related to the person you are searching - what time period did they live, what are they famous for?

Example for Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Movement, African American Women, American Women

Recommended Reading

Checkout these enjoyable reads and interesting people - biographies, memoirs and historical non-fiction.

Recently Added Biographies

Reference Books

Reference books do not check out but are great resources for profile essays. If you can't find information on whomever you are profiling, check with a reference librarian and we will help you locate a reference book that may contain a profile entry.

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