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Biographies: Authors

A biography is a detailed description or account of someone's life and the times, which is told by a different author. In addition to impersonal facts, it also portrays the subject's experience of those events.

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Search Tip:

Click on Person Search, which will return items that were written by that person or that contain a significant amount of information about him or her.  Remember: Several people may have the same name. There will be a way to narrow your search further once you get to this page.  Once you select the correct author, click on Biographies under the Content Type heading.

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Search Tips

  • Search your author as a keyword using quotation marks:  "stephen king"
  • To search your author as a subject (books about him/her), start your search with su:last name, first name
  • To search for books written by your author (his/her works), start your search with au:last name, first name
  • Use Advanced Search to combine search categories, as well as limit by date, format, etc.
  • To search other libraries, select Libraries Worldwide

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