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Finding Biographical Information (U.S.)

Originally for HIST 3453 and HIST 3083, but still helpful for those of you looking for U.S. biographical info!

Other Guides

There are many more library research guides for history available here: http://guides.ou.edu/historyresources.

Biography Reference Sources

Check to see if the person you are writing about is already listed in a biographical dictionary or directory.

Subject Encyclopedias

Subject encyclopedias can give you background information on time periods in U.S. history. The person you are researching may also be listed in the encyclopedia.