Indexes provide pointers to other sources of information and are excellent places to start searching for biographical information. No attempt has been made to list here the many comprehensive indexes and databases, such as ABI/Inform
, Academic Search Premier
, Expanded Academic ASAP
, or Readers' Guide Full Text
(to name but a few) where copious valuable information about individuals also may be found.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Main Library General Collection CT 213 .B542 (1980+)
A valuable, time-saving source for determining in which of numerous general and specialized biographical dictionaries an individual would be found. Indexes any print product that includes biographical information on multiple persons. It also acts as an index to other indexes. The majority of persons listed, both living and dead, are American or British. An entry provides name, birth and death dates, and a list of biographical dictionaries where further information about the individual can be found.
Main Library Reference (1946/49-1996/97, 1999/2000+)
Alphabetical name index to biographical material in periodicals and books, on people living and dead. The printed version includes a useful index of professions and occupations; the online version has a thesaurus of descriptors or occupations which can be browsed. The online version also has the capability of limiting, under the Document Type option, the type of source material — article, analytic, or monograph.
Personal Name Index to The New York Times Index, 1851-1974
Main Library Reference CT 104 .F28
Personal Name Index to The New York Times Index, 1975-1989 Supplement
Main Library Reference CT 104 .F28 Suppl.
A compilation of names listed in the New York Times Index (Index AI 21 .N44) from its inception through 1989.