For basic facts about a person (e.g.,"When was Napoleon born?"):
Can’t find biographical information in general encyclopedias or need more information? Check:
Can’t find the person you are looking for or get enough information from a biographical reference book? Check:
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If UT does not own a title you want:
Biographical information may not be available for all individuals. In these cases:
Master Indexes provide a name index to books, periodical articles, and other references where you might find a biography or obituary of someone. Usually, you can search by name (last, first) and then be given a code for a title, volume, and page number. Consult the key at the beginning of the book to decipher the title you need. Search by Title in the UT Library Catalog to see if we have the book or periodical, or order it from another OhioLINK library.