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MDS: Capstone: Researching a Person

Research resources and guidence for students in MDS Capstone courses

Finding Books about a Person

Use the Library Catalog to find books about a person.

  • Do a keyword search for your person's name AND biography.
    • For example: Nelson Mandela AND biography
  • You can also look for biographies by subject such as:
  • African-Americans AND biography
  • Palestinians AND biography
  • Poets AND biography
  • You may also try the same search with the change of using the "Limit to" option on the search page with the selection "eBooks"
  • This will retrieve online books you can read and use on the computer rather than in print: use "view now"