A biography is an account of someone's life written by another person.
You can find biographies by searching by a person's name or by a profession.
To locate biographies pertaining to a particular profession or field in the library catalog, enter the (pluralized) name of a profession followed by the word biography; do a "words or phrase" search. For example: artists biography.
You can also use very specific Library of Congress subject terms to locate resources. Some examples include:
Use these MJC Library article databases to locate biographical information on the person you are studying.
To connect to any of the research databases from off campus you simply login just like you do for your MJC email and Canvas courses.
These are some popular biographical sources you might consult to begin your research. The first title is online and the next three are in the print Reference Collection of the MJC East Campus Library.
Your instructor should tell you which citation style they want you to use. Click on the appropriate link below to learn how to format your paper and cite your sources according to a particular style.
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