Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2019     Views: 1809

You can find biographical information about an influential person in encyclopedias, books, and on websites.

Try different places to find biographical information
  Articles or chapters     How do I use Thoreau to find information about a person?
  Encyclopedias     How do I find biographical information in encyclopedias?
  Biography books     How do I find biographies?
  Internet search    How do I find information about people on the Internet?


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  • You may not be able to find scholarly articles about some individuals.
  • Scholarly content tends to focus on research and issues in a field—not on the authors or practitioners themselves.
  • Contemporary researchers may not have books or encyclopedia entries written about them. You may need to rely on websites if you're interested in someone from the present day or someone who is more obscure.

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