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Biography: Articles & Videos

Which type of article to use?

Biography in Context, our biggest biography database, contains many different types of articles. Magazine or encyclopedia articles may be more popular in nature, and are often easier to understand. Is your professor asking for more scholarly material? Then you might want to "limit" your searches to scholarly (or academic) journals.

Make sure you understand the requirements of your assignment. If you're not sure, ask your professor!

(Mostly) Articles Databases

Our "premier" biography database:

The two databases listed below contain mostly articles from magazines and journals. For the more academic material, place a checkmark next to "scholarly journals."

When searching for information about a person,

Do a "people" search in Academic Search Complete.

Do a "person" search in Research Library (Proquest).

Films on Demand

How to Search the Biography in Context Database (video tutorial)