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Welcome to the Biography subject guide.  Although it is not comprehensive, it will point you to the most useful databases, journals, books and refernline information.  It will assist you in both basic and advanced research.  Updating is done periodically so keep an eye out for information about new resources and search tips. 

Looking for Books? You can find books by using our online catalog or you maence sources, and oy want to browse the shelf.  General biography print books are located in the "CT" section on the ground floor of Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library. Click here for more details on the classification system for general biography. Biographies are found in other subject areas, however, so you may wish to do a subject or keyword search using the online catalog.

Refer to selected books (online or in print). These may be located in the Reference section (first floor to the left of circulation), or available electronically. Reference books use the same Call Numbers as the circulating books listed above and must be used within the Libary.

Delve into our Databases for articles.


Explore Journals: Journal titles can be searched for in the Online Catalog or by using Full-Text Journal Search.

Surf on over to these Internet Resources for a change of pace.

Biography Subject Guide

Need assistance in finding music resources?  Contact Liz Barksdale at ebarksdale@udallas.edu or 972-721-5350. 

Research assistance is also available at the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library Help Desk, reference@udallas.edu or 972-721-5315.