Almanac of Famous People (2 volumes)
CT 104 .B56 (Main Stacks)
Index to biographical information about more than 36,000 famous and infamous people from Biblical times to the present. Published 2004.
More recent edition available in: Biography in Context
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
A good place to begin a search for biographical information. It 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.
Biography Index (21 volumes)
Z 5301 .B5 (Reference)
A cumulative index to English-language biographical material in books and magazines. Coverage: 1946-1996.
New York Times Obituaries Index (2 volumes)
CT 213 .N47 (Reference)
Volume 1 lists over 353,000 names entered under the heading “Deaths” in the New York Times Index from September 1858 through December 1968. (For some years, may not include the victims of murders, accidents, and suicides.) Volume 2 adds 36,000 names of people listed between 1969 and 1978.