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Biography Reference Center - Browsing by Genre

Biography Reference Center allows you to browse biographies by genre from both the Basic and Advanced Search screens. Available genres include Activists, Actors, African Americans, Authors, Asian Americans, Current World Leaders, Historical Figures, Jewish Americans, Inventors, Musicians, Native Americans, Politicians, and many more. The genres highlight the most famous individuals, past and present, in a specific category. They are not meant to be an exhaustive representation of all individuals in a genre.

To Browse Biographies by Genre:

  1. From the Basic or Advanced Search screen, select a genre from the Biographies by Genre list. Click View All at the bottom of the list to view all genres.


    You may be presented with another list to help you narrow your search.


  2. From the selected biography genre, select the name of a person for which you would like to view available biographies.


  3. Once the biography landing page is displayed, select from available Detailed or Concise Biographies, or Related Articles.