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Searching for Biographies

To locate book-length biographies, use the Reed Library Catalog.

To search for a biography of a particular person, use the SUBJECT search by last name, first name without punctuation; for example:

  • Franklin Benjamin
  • Holliday Billie
  • Nightingale Florence

To search for a biography by occupation, time period, geographical area, etc., conduct a KEYWORD search, adding the word "Biography" to the search:

  • 20th century Biography
  • Physicists Biography
  • Germany Biography