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Detailed Research Guide: Biography Resources

Use this guide to access multidisciplinary databases for your information needs.

Pointers for Biographical Research

You should know the individual's:

  • Name
  • Nationality
  • Year of Birth/Death
  • Occupation

Family History/Genealogy

If you are researching your ancestry, use the BYU Family History Library page and its resources.

Biography Resources

Use these databases to find brief biographical sketches and references to more extensive accounts located in articles and books on living and deceased persons.

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