Search Discover Local, the library's catalog, for books about or by the person you are researching. Discover Local lists all materials owned or subscribed to by the OU library.
Search newspapers for articles about the person you are researching. You may find obituaries in newspapers. See a more complete list of digital newspapers here: http://guides.ou.edu/primarysources/newspapers
Search databases for articles about or by the person you're researching.
If you are interested in individuals from the American west, you may want to try researching at the Western History Collections (WHC). The WHC contains materials relating to the development of the Trans-Mississippi West and Native American cultures. It is located in Monnet Hall on the north oval.
WHC has three main divisions:
Digital Collections from the WHC that might be of interest include: