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JOUR 2311: Multiplatform Reporting & Writing

Finding Biographical Information

Databases of Biographical Information

Check these searchable databases for information on a celebrity or otherwise famous person.

Magazine & Newspaper Articles

Magazine and newspaper articles can also provide biographical information.

Books about People

Many famous people will have either an autobiography or biography published about them. Use ALICE to search for books available from the Ohio University Libraries or expand your search to OhioLINK if the book you need isn't available from the Ohio University Libraries.

Try using a subject search to find books about a particular person (Last Name, First Name). Example: books about Obama, Barack.

Subjects: Journalism