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Biographical Research Guide: Finding Biographies in IUCAT

This guide will help you find general biographical information as well as subject related biographical information.


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Finding Biographies in IUCAT

Search IUCAT here or using the search box above.

Find biographies on specific individuals through keyword searching. Here are some examples:

For a biography on Mark Twain, type the keywords Mark Twain biography into the search box. Leave "All Fields" selected as the search option.

Additional examples: For a biography of William Shakespeare, try the keywords:

  • William Shakespeare biography
  • Shakespeare biography

For a biography of Edgar Allan Poe, try the keywords:

  • Edgar Allan Poe biography
  • Poe biography

You may also search using general keywords, such as:

  • artist biography
  • athlete biography
  • politician biography

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