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Search RaiderSearch, GRCC's Library Catalog
Search for books, ebooks, and audiovisual materials in the GRCC Library. Search tips:
- Use a [Subject] Search for "biography" and limit your results to the era in which the persons you are interested.
- Use a [Keyword] Search for "biography" adding your field of interest after the phrase, like "biography music".
Library & Learning Commons Tour
Biography Databases - Find Articles, etc.
Credo Reference This link opens in a new window
Biographical information from quality reference books online. You also can copy an MLA or APA citation to reuse. - includes Marquis Who's Who in America!
Literature Resource Center This link opens in a new window
use the [Person Search] on the toolbar
Something About the Author Online This link opens in a new window
Compiles biographical profiles of authors and book illustrators. Each profile includes information regarding the individual's personal life, contact details, career highlights, complete bibliography, and works in progress. Samples of illustrations are also included. Also included are profiles from the Autobiography series of Something About The Author, providing rare first-person perspective about the author's career and works as well as citations for other biographical and critical sources.
Broader Databases that include Biographical Content
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
With more than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources, JSTOR is one of the world's most trusted sources for academic content.
Biography or Autobiography?
Do you know the difference between a biography and an autobiography?
A biography is a book written by an author about another person's life.
An autobiography is written by an author about him or herself. In other words, the subject of an autobiography is the life of the person who wrote it.
And, then there are memoirs - a biography based on personal knowledge. Usually a memoir is an autobiography, but, if a person (spouse or child) writes a biography, it may be considered a memoir.
Where are biographies on GRCC's bookshelves?
For biographies and autobiographies in print format, look for number ranges 920-921 on the bookshelves.
This is different than what you might be used to in public libraries where biographies are often shelved separately.