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Research Guides

European History: Renaissance to Modern Day Research Guide

An overview of print and electronic resources that will help you get started on your research.

Biographical Information in Print

Dictionary of National Biography. London: Oxford University Press, 1921.
Ref CT783 .D53
This multi-volume set includes biographical information about important deceased British citizens.
Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale Research, 1998-2002.
Ref CT103 .E56 1998
This multi-volume work contains biographies of individuals, both alive and dead, from around the world. Because it is updated yearly, check the latest volume for the most accurate index.
Commire, Anne. Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Waterforld, CT: Yorkin Publications, 1999-2001.
Ref HQ1115 .W6 1999
Biographical information on women from around the world can be found in this seventeen-volume set. The biographies are detailed and also include a lengthy bibliography.