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Biographical Information: Searching for Biographical Sources in NUsearch

This guide provides links to the wide array of biographical sources available through the Northwestern library.

Search tips: How to locate sources for Biography reference works in the library collections

Some good searches in NUsearch for Biography reference works include:

  • Biography --Dictionaries
  • African Americans --Biography --Dictionaries
  • United States --Biography --Dictionaries
  • Advertising --United States --Biography --Dictionaries
  • United States. Congress --Biography
  • African Americans --Biography --Databases
  • Intellectuals --France --Biography --Dictionaries


The above keyword search can be run as NUsearch as subject searches by using the Browse search feature. To use the browse feature start at the main search page of NUsearch and follow these steps:

  1. Click the Browse search link to the right of the search box:
  2. Select Subject to browse the subject list:
  3. Enter the search term(s) and click on the Browse button: