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Dictionary of American Biography


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What is it? Collection of biographical sketches of Americans who died in 1980 or earlier. Available through the Biography in Context database; use the search within results search box to limit searches to Dictionary of American Biography. Print edition available in Sawyer Reference: E176 .D5.

Why use it? Find a biography of an American figure who died in or before 1980. Group biographies of people by occupation, birthplace, birth year, or sex. Find a biography of someone if you know only their occupation, birthplace, birth year, or sex; search the full-text of the biographies using just a keyword.

Coverage: 1st ed, 1936

Full-Text? Full-Text

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