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Children's Collection: Author Bio

Biographical Sources: Primary

Tips for Getting Started

biography is an account of the special and important events in a person's life. It should not be confused with the similar sounding term bibliography, which is a listing of books and articles on a topic.  Generally, your research for biographies will involve one or more of the following:

  • choosing a person that interests you or researching a teacher-assigned topic
  • locating background information (reference resources) to learn more about your person
  • locating books and other library materials on your person
  • locating journal or magazine articles for current research or analysis
  • locating web sites specifically aimed at your person or similar people
  • citing your sources