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How to find out about the lives of other people, both the famous and the not-so-famous.

Getting Started

Biographical information is so important to the contribution of knowledge that it can be found in almost all information sources.  After all, every subject and discipline exists because of people's contributions, discoveries, research, and actions. 

Library catalogs are good places to start when looking for biographical works.  Most catalogs work best when you execute a subject search rather than a keyword or author search.  For example, to search for books about Dale Chihuly in the Olympic College Library Catalog, you would enter the “Chihuly, Dale” then use the box to the right to specify a “Subject Heading” search.

Click on the tabs above for other good sources of biographical information.

OC Library Catalog