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Wellesley College Research Guides

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Biographies are works short and long that cover an individual's life. 

We can help you find biographies of specific people or browse collected works about people grouped by location, topic, and more.

Full Text Biographies

Citations to Biographies


Browse one of these databases for biographical content:

What about Wikipedia?

Before you use Wikipedia as a source of biographical information about people living or dead, learn how the community is expected to create and edit biographies of living people.

In a nutshell: Material about living persons added to any Wikipedia page must be written with the greatest care and attention to verifiability, neutrailty, and avoiding original research.

Always verify any claims you find about people in Wikipedia with other sources, such as the ones listed on this guide.