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Searching in an encyclopedic source, like the Britannica Online, is a quick way to search for biographies of famous people, prominent business executives, and other well-known people. To search for biographies in Britannica Online, sign in to the database using the link below, then search for the name of the person you're researching.
2. Filter by Content / Material Type to Reference Entries. Limiting to Reference Entries will return results from biographical sources, encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.
Watch this video to see a search example using Library Search:
Give it a try! Find biographical information in a reference source:
1. Start at the Seneca Libraries homepage
2. Type the name of a person into the search box and search
3. On the results list, under Content/Material Type (on the left side of the page), select Reference Entries