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ENGL 202: "Finding Biographical Information" (Lorenz-Schumacher/Wolfe)   Tags: biography, course guides, english  

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General Indexes and Databases

These all-purpose databases help you to discover biographical information published in periodicals, like magazines.

Reference Databases

  • Credo Reference (Full Text)
    More reliable than Wikipedia, search this collection of reference sources for articles on your biographee. Includes online versions of Who's Who.
  • Reference Universe (Paratext)
    Use this source to search the indexes of hundreds of reference books at one time.

Biographical Indexes and Databases


Newspaper Databases

Newspapers contain biographical information, like obituaries.


Films on Demand

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A new product to the library, Films on Demand provides films that are time-indexed for showing in the classroom or posting online for your students.  You can choose an entire film, or a section or chapter of a film to view. 




Try our new discovery tool where you can find books in the UWSP collection, full text articles from scholarly journals and magazines, online videos, as well as photographs, documents and maps from the UW digitial collections. 

Then, with one click, go beyond our holdings at UWSP and order books from other UW libraries and search for articles beyond our subscriptions. Search@UW is multidisciplinary, so it's a great starting point for research across all majors.  It can be a real time saver, since it combines what have historically been separate search venues in a single site, making your search experience faster and easier.

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