Find Biographical Information

Perhaps the easiest way to find biographical information about an individual is by using the Biography Reference Bank database.  Access this resource on or off campus.  The screenshots below will guide you through the process.


At the library's webpage, click on the "Databases" tab and select the letter "B" to connect to Biography Reference Bank from the alphabetical list.

Screenshot of selecting a database

Once in the database, type in the name of the person in the search box and click search.

Type person's name in the Biography Reference Bank search box

If the individual is referenced in this database, you will find a combination of articles, reference items, books, etc.  Consider adding additional keywords to your search.  Also, on the left side of the screen, you will be able to limit your results to specific source types (for example, newspaper or magazine articles).  Many of the resources will have a link to connect to the full text of the article.

A number of results will appear many will have links to the full-texxt

More Biographical Resource Options

If Biography Reference Bank didn't have information about the individual you're researching, consider these additional resources:

Steely Library phone number:  859.572.5457