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Biographical Information can be found in the following types of sources:
Biography: "An account of a person's life written, composed, or produced by another."
Autobiography: "The biography of a person written by that person."
Memoir: "An account of the personal experiences of an author."
Correspondence: "Communication by the exchange of letters, e-mails, or other forms of written messages."
Diary: "A usually daily written record of personal experiences and observations; a journal."
The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, edited by Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, Houghton Mifflin, 5th edition, 2011. Credo Reference
Our "all biography" database:
For books (both print and ebooks) and streaming video, search the HACC Catalog:
TIP: When searching in the catalog for biographies: search for your person as a subject and combine their name with the word biography:
Example: Sonia Sotomayor Biography
The HACC Library: Books and Media catalog is a searchable database of books, periodical titles, and audio-visual material available at Harrisburg Area Community College.