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The resources listed in this section provide access to short biographies: anywhere from a paragraph long to several pages long. They are great starting places. For more comprehensive information, check out our links for Books, and Articles & Videos.
Online Reference Books
The collections below consist of reference books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks.
"Useful for current or popular personalities and includes video clips of some individuals. (C &RL News, July 2014)." This isn't a very academic source, but it is easy to use and very popular as a starting place.