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Literature in English: Biographical sources

Presents basic resources for literary research

Resources for biographical information of literary figures

General biographical sources

Finding book-length biographies

In a library catalog, the record describing a biography or autobiography generally gets a subject heading that includes the term 'biography'. For example in looking for a biography of Chinua Achebe, searching the PSU Library Catalog with the search statement 'Achebe' 'biography' the following book was  located. Note that one of the subject headings includes 'biography'.