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Strategies for Finding Biographical Information
In addition to checking the standard biographical sources listed within this guide, be sure to expand your search to other types of sources:
- Interviews - often published in magazines and newspapers or broadcast/filmed
- Profiles or articles published in magazines or newspapers
- Obituaries or death notices in newspapers or magazines
- Other online sources on the Web
Find interviews, obituaries, and news articles in national and international newspapers, news sources, TV and radio broadcast transcripts, web publications, and blogs. How to find an obituary in Lexis/Nexis: http://wiki.lexisnexis.com/academic/index.php?title=News_Search:_Find_An_Obituary
New York Times
Coverage of the U.S. paper of record. For older material, use New York Times Historical.
New York Times Historical
Complete, full-text archive of the NYT 1851-2007. Click on "More Options" to use the limit by document type to retrieve obituaries or articles.
Full text of the current paper, 1977-present. Use Washington Post Historical for older articles.
Washington Post Historical
Complete, full-text archive of the Washington Post, from its first issue on December 6, 1877 through 1994.
Academic Search Premier
Full-text publications from all academic areas of study, including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, computer science, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
Readers' Guide Retrospective
Use this article database to search for a wide range of topics from general interest and popular magazines of the past (1890-1982), such as the Saturday Evening Post and Life.