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Five Colleges Catalog
Use this for biographies of more well-known historical (i.e., dead) figures -- Jane Austen, Eleanor Roosevelt, Malcolm X.
Biography in Context MLIN [Gale]
Biographies from dictionaries, encyclopedias, and magazines. (Formerly Biography Resource Center.)
Academic Search Ultimate [EBSCO]
Contains newspapers and magazines plus scholarly journal articles.
America: History & Life with Full Text [EBSCO] 1953+
Extensive index to 1,700 journals, books, and dissertations on American and Canadian history, popular culture, anthropology, sociology, economics, education, and politics.
In a pinch--and especially when researching figures from popular culture--Google can be a good place to start. Try searching with a combination of the person's name in quotation marks, and keywords.
Example: "miley cyrus" biography
Use Interlibrary Loan to request journal articles not owned by Smith. Articles are supplied as PDFs and usually arrive in just a few days.
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