This guide provides resources for finding biographies of people. It groups resources in categories, General Resources, Professions, Places, Populations, and Time Periods. Some resources include only deceased or only living persons and some include both deceased and living persons.
Start with the general online resources below. When choosing a resource, it may be helpful to consider the person's profession, place of origin, and population group.
Start with these online resources for locating brief biographical profiles.
A few of the general resources in the Memorial Library Reference Collection.