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HIST 4-5000: Presidential Biographies: Home

Information about Historians

You may be able to find information in biographical dictionaries or online at the websites of universities where historians teach. 

Biographical Dictionaries

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Search Tips

To search for biographies of presidents, search By Subject rather than author.  Use the Advanced Search and enter the name in the following format: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME.

Ex: Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865.

To search with keywords for biographies, enter the name of a president in the search box, and in the left column, under "Content" limit to "Biography."

Under "Audience" you may also need to limit to "Non-Juvenile" to eliminate books aimed at younger audiences, and under "Content" limit to "Non-Fiction."

Below are some subject headings that may be helpful to you.

Presidents -- United States -- Biography.

Presidents -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

Book Reviews - Historiographical Essays - Journal Articles

Explore options to limit your search in the Advanced Search. Options may include "Book Reviews", "Essays" and "Journal Articles".

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