History Research Guide
Biographical sources provide information about the lives of individuals.
There are many compilations of concise, scholarly information
about the lives of people that have been studied by historians
and other scholars. Most of these reference tools focus on a particular
catagory of individual, for example, key people from a particular
place, time, or field of study.
INDEX TO BIOGRAPHICAL COLLECTIONS
and Genealogy Master Index
Index to a wide range of biographical reference books. Look here
to find out which source includes biographical information on
a particular individual.
Biographical information on more than 17,400 men and women --
from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the
nation. Provides information on where papers are archived.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
D. H. Hill Ref. DA28 .O95 2004 (Shelved in the Special Collections Reading Room, DH Hill Library)
Scholarly biographical information on over 50,000 individuals who shaped Britain's past,
starting from their earliest history. Includes information on
Americans during the Colonial period. Provides information on
where papers are archived.
New Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Provides information on the history of science through articles on the
professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical
antiquity to modern times are represented. Includes both biographical
information and lists of primary and secondary resources
Dictionary of North Carolina Biography (6 vols.)
D. H. Hill Ref. CT252 .D5
The North Carolina Century: Tar Heels Who Made A Difference
D. H. Hill Ref. CT252 .N67 2002
Dictionary of World Biography
D. H. Hill Ref. CT104 .D54 1998
Access to the complete set of US Federal Census records from 1790-1930, plus other research materials for tracing family histories.
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