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How do I look up books about a person, such as a biography?
Last Updated: Oct 02, 2012  |  13 Views
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I. Library Catalog

Click Library Catalog from the library homepage.

In the "Basic Search" dropdown list, select "Subject Keyword".

Enter the person's last name AND first name AND biography. For example:

churchill AND winston AND biography

Then click the arrow to search Doherty book resources.

II. WorldCat

The same method will work in WorldCat, which searches the catalogs of thousands of libraries worldwide, showing you books available through Interlibrary Loan and other means:

III. Reference Resources

To search reference resources for basic information on a person, use the Biography and Genealogy Master Index, or try searching for the person's name in Credo Reference.

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