To locate biographical sources in print, use the Advanced Search feature in the Library Catalog, entering "Biography" or "Biographies Dictionaries" or "Biographies Directories" as a subject. It often helps to combine this with an additional search term, such as a country, occupation, etc.
Most obituaries appear in newspapers. To locate newspapers, view our guide How do I find newspapers? Many of our newspaper databases include a search limit for obituaries.
Obituary indexes can be helpful in finding obituaries for an individual. Most of these indexes are only in print. Search "obituary indexes' in the Catalog for a listing.