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English: Junior Seminar

Author Biographies

Book-length biographies

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

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

  • Lewis Carroll biography
  • Orson Wells biography
  • John Donne biography

Use the Reed Library Only search scope to find books at Reed.

Use the Reed Library and Summit search scope to find books at Reed and from Summit libraries.

General Resources

General biography resources

Dictionary of National Biography Print only, not available online(DA28 .D5)

The British Dictionary of National Biography was originally published from 1885-1901 in 66 volumes and updated with decennial supplements. The series was continued by Oxford University Press and continues to be updated as the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.