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Biography : Biography Home

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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".

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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.