Search Reference databases for background information and brief biographical entries.

Credo Reference Collection

Key in a person's name to do a basic search. Or, in the Advanced Search, key in a person's name. Click the right-pointing arrow (►) in front of Articles with the Following Features and mark Biography. Click Search. Click a title to view the article.

- opens new window Oral Roberts
- opens new windowGrace Hopper
- opens new windowAlfred Nobe

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General biographical resources are shelved in the CT call number section.
Subject and specialized sources are shelved among related topical works. For example, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians is shelved in the ML, or music section. While generally defining terms and concepts, some sources may give biographical information for persons important in their particular field.

  • Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology & Counseling, BF31.B25 LRC-R
  • The Book of Women's Firsts: Breakthrough Achievements... , CT3260.R428 LRC-R
  • The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia, CT103.C4
  • The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, CT213. C36 LRC-R
  • Dictionary of Pastoral Care & Counseling, BV4011.D43 LRC-R
  • opens new windowEncyclopedia Judaica, also available in print, DS102.8.E496 LRC-R
  • international Who's Who, CT120. I5 LRC-R
    Brief resumes of prominent people throughout the world.
  • McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Biography, CT103. M27 LRC-R
    One to two page descriptions of influential figures from the history of the world. A short bibliography ends each article.
  • opens new windowOral Roberts: An American Life, ebook
  • opens new windowOxford Dictionary of Saints, ebook
  • opens new windowScientists, Mathematicians, and Inventors...People Who Changed the World, ebook
  • Who's Who in America, E663.W56 LRC-R
    Brief resumes of prominent people in the U.S.
  • Who's Who…An Annual Biographical Dictionary, DA28.W6 LRC-R
    Brief resumes of prominent people in Great Britain.