To search for biographical books (either whole books on one person or a collection of biographies), add the term biography in the search box. You can search a person's name or use subject terms that describe the area you are interested in.
Examples book searches:
George Washington biography
women scientists biography
The person is considered the "subject" of the biography, and you can use subject searches to find books about a person rather than by a person. See the advanced search option for the library catalog to do subject searches.
In an autobiography, the person is both the subject and author.
To find library items
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What is a Request?
Requesting a book is a simple way to get your library item(s), from on or off campus. To request materials that have been checked out by another patron, search for the item in our library catalog and click the Request button under the Find it tab. When a request is made, we notify the patron with the item and shorten the checkout time. (This can be especially helpful since faculty members and graduate students have long checkout periods on books). To view your requests, visit your account page.
How do I Request a Book?
What is Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is service that allows for the worldwide sharing of library materials. This service is available for faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students.
How do I Request a Library Item Using Interlibrary Loan?
Most biographies will be included in the call number area for the subjects the person is notable in. Below are some areas of general or collections of biographies.
Call Number Areas to Browse
|General Collective biography||CT 93-206||4th|
|National biographies||CT 210-3150||4th|
|Biographies of women||CT 3200-3830||4th|
|Biographies of academics, scholars||CT 3990||4th|