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Biographical Resources   Tags: biographical, biography  

This guide will help you find online and print information about important historical figures and prominent people living today.
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2012 URL: http://uiuc.libguides.com/biography Print Guide RSS Updates

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Citing sources

  • RefWorks:A web-based citation management tool that is free for all students and faculty at University of Illinois. It works with databases and the online library catalog to import citations into your own personal database. You can organize your citations and easily print bibliographies.
  • APA Style from the UIUC Writers' Workshop: An online handbook showing how to cite print and electronic sources using APA style.
  • MLA Style from the UIUC Writers' Workshop: An online handbook showing how to cite print and electronic sources using MLA style.
 

Getting started

There are numerous sources available for people doing biographical research. General reference sources might cover the lives of prominent people throughout history, or give information about important people from a particular country. More specific reference sources might describe the achievements of African Americans, women, or the members of a particular profession such as educators or scientists. The information presented here is intended to provide a brief overview of a few of the most general biographical sources available. If you are having trouble deciding what sources to use for your research, or are in need of more information than is provided here, please ask a librarian for assistance.
 

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