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Also try the subject databases for information on people who are involved in a specific field. For instance, use the Physics subject page for Einstein and use the English Literary Criticism subject page for Bronte.

Mr. Eli M. Oboler
Mr. Eli M. Oboler

Core Databases and Indexes

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Info Database Names                                          # Users Access Restrictions
Biography and Genealogy Master Index Description BGMI - Biography and Genealogy Master Index

List of titles owned by library and indexed in BGMI

Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus

To search for a specific journal, use the A-Z Journal List.

Related Databases and Indexes

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Info Database Names                                          # Users Access Restrictions
Academic Search Complete Description Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost)

Search: name and su biography

Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
America History and Life Description America: History and Life (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Description Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Global Reference Center Description Global Reference Center

Foreign language encyclopedias: Korean, Japanese, Chinese, French, & Spanish

Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Historical Abstracts Description Historical Abstracts (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective Description Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library 4 On & Off Campus
LexisNexis Academic Description LexisNexis Academic (LexisNexis)

Newspapers

Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
MasterFILE Premier Description MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection Description Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
PRIMO Description PRIMO Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   Special
Readers' Guide Retrospective Description Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library 12 On & Off Campus

To search for a specific journal, use the A-Z Journal List.


Books

Alphabetical list of books with biographical information which are indexed by author in BGMI, includes call numbers

Use the Library Catalog

  • Here is a sample of a few books in the reference collection which include biographies.
    • American Men and Women of Science: REF Q141 .A474 (v. 1-8)
    • Cops, Crooks, and Criminologists (an international biographical dictionary of law enforcement): REF HV7911.A1 A94 2000
    • Dictionary of World Biography: REF CT104 .D54 1998 (v. 1-10)
    • Early American Nature Writers (a biographical encyclopedia) REF PS163 .E18 2008
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers: REF PN1997.8 .I58 1997 (v. 1-4)
    • Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: REF B51 .R68 1998 (v. 1-10)

  • If you want a book about a person do a subject search.
    • Sample Subject Searches
      • last name, first name As a Subject Heading search
      • last name, first initial As a Subject Heading search

  • Sample Keyword Boolean searches
      • last name AND biograph? As a Keyword Boolean search
      • subject word AND biograph? As a Keyword Boolean search limited to Reference
      • subject word AND encyc? As a Keyword Boolean search limited to Reference

  • Books by an author and about an author are shelved near each other.


Web Sites

4000 Years of Women in Science

Almanac: Biography

Authors on the Web

Biography Center

Biography.com

The Biographical Dictionary

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present
Biographies of Women Mathematicians

Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics

Distinguished Women of Past and Present

Invention Dimension: Inventor of the Week Archives

Presidents of the United States

Voices from the Gaps: Women Artists & Writers of Color


Librarians

Bibliographer for the Biography Biography Reference Librarians
Jenny Lynne Semenza
Associate University Librarian for Public Services/Building Manager
(208) 282-2581
semejenn@isu.edu
Anyone who works at the reference desk should be able to get you started. Check here for the hours the desk is staffed. You can also call us at (208) 282-3152 or email us via Ask a Librarian.

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