Below are important biographical resources, most which are available online.
To locate biographical sources, search the Library Catalog.
Use Advanced Search
Enter "Biobibliographies," "Biographies Dictionaries," "Biographies Encyclopedias" or "Biographies Directories".
Combine with an additional search term, such as "Authors," "Literature," "American," "20th," etc.
Below are some sample searches.
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 Library Catalog for a listing.