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Biographical Research Resources

Biographical Research

Whether you're trying to find information on a poet or a CEO, try these resources for credible information.  Books, articles via databases, even educational videos can be useful tools. 

Search PILOT: Cal U's Library Catalog

Find library material ABOUT a specific person by searching "last name, first name" by Subject Heading. 

Find books that person has WRITTEN by searching "last name, first name" by Author.

If you are looking for biographical information on someone, try adding "biography" to the topic you're searching.

Search: PILOT: Cal U's Library Catalog

Google Books

Biographical Research Resources

These subscription databases give credible biographical overviews on thousands of people.  Some also offer articles from different journals and magazines, as well as recommended books for further information.

Search for Online Videos

Looking for educational videos online? Films on Demand offers thousands of video programs and segments on a wide range of topics.

Request Books

If Cal U doesn't have the book you need, you can request it from another library using E-ZBorrow or Interlibrary Loan.

You can also use our "Item Retrieval Service" and we will have books from Manderino Library waiting for you at the Circulation Desk!

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