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A guide to print, subscription electronic, and free Web resources about people.

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Wondering where to start?

If you know very little about the person and don't know where to start, you might try searching for him or her in the database listed below. It will tell you which reference sources cover the person. Then ask a librarian or check the library catalog to see if we own those sources.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index Icon
Indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. Coverage: 1975-present.


Off campus?

In this guide, the Icon icon indicates a licensed database that can be accessed outside the library only by UVM affiliates, using the instructions below. All users, including those not affiliated with UVM, may use these resources from a computer in the library.

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Need information about a person?

Click one or more of the tabs above to see lists of credible information sources (both print and electronic) made available by Bailey/Howe Library.

If you have trouble finding or using these sources, or if you need more information, please visit us at the reference desk or use our "Ask-a-Librarian" service.



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Trina Magi
Trina Magi
Bailey/Howe Library
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405


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Community Development and Applied Economics Department and the
School of Business Administration