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A Guide to History: Biographical sources

Biographical sources

    • American National Biography
      New York: Oxford University Press 1999
      Offers over 17,000 scholarly biographical sketches of significant Americans who died before 1996. The definitive source for American biography.
      • Location(s): Ref CT 213 .A68 1999 (24 vols + suppl)
    • Black Women in America
      New York: Oxford University Press 2005 2nd ed. edition
      A scholarly compilation of biographical and topical articles covering key issues and the lives of women, celebrated and unknown, constituting a definitive history of African American women and their experience in America. Bibliographies are provided at the end of articles to lead the researcher to further sources, both primary and secondary.
      • Location(s): Ref E 185.86 .B542 2005 (3 vols.)
    • Women in World History
      Waterford, CT: Yorkin Publications 1999
      A biographical encyclopedia offering entries on 10,000 women from around the world. Includes indexes by era, geography, occupation, and name.
      • Location(s): Ref HQ1115 .W6 1999 (17 vols.)


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