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This guide will help you find biographical information about authors and also contextual information about places or time periods. This guide contains many excellent resources, but it is not comprehensive. If you're not finding what you're looking for, don't hesitate to contact Anna or stop by the reference desk.
Never underestimate the power of browsing - if you find a book on the shelf that is useful for your topic, look around at its neighbors. Books are arranged by subject, so chances are you'll find other books nearby that will also be useful!