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Biographical Information: Sources of Contemporary Biographies

Contemporary Persons

Biographical Dictionary of Iowa
Rod Library UNI Reference CT 234 .B56 2008
online at http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/uipress/bdi/Default.aspx

Current Biography Yearbook
Rod Library UNI Reference CT 100 C8
Library has: 1955-
Substantial articles describe contemporary figures prominent in all fields worldwide.

Newsmakers
Rod Library UNI Reference CT 120 C663 (1988-2009)
Available online (2004 to the present) through Gale Virtual Reference Library
Essays about individual actors, singers, artists, athletes, politicians, and other  figures popular in the media.  Usually includes photographs.  Annual collections include obituaries.

International Who's Who
Rod Library UNI Reference CT 120 I5
Entries feature prominent figures from all regions of the world.

Who's Who in the World
Rod Library UNI Reference CT 120 W5 (most recent; earlier editions in UNI Stacks)
Also available online in  Marquis Who's Who (on the web)
This source and International Who's Who (see above) complement each other, with some overlap of coverage.

Who's Who
Rod Library UNI Reference DA 28 W6
Brief entries feature notable British persons. Many entries include addresses.

Who's Who of American Women
Rod Library UNI Stacks CT 3260 W5 (1958/59-1970); Rod Library UNI Oversize CT 3260 W5 (1971--2009)
Title varies 
Also available online in  Marquis Who's Who (on the web)
Entries feature leading American women in all fields.

Who's Who among Hispanic Americans
Rod Library UNI Stacks E 184 S75 W36 (1991/92 and 1992/93)
Entries profile Hispanic American leaders in all fields.

Who's Who among African Americans
Rod Library UNI Reference E 185.96 W53 (most recent; earlier editions in UNI Stacks)
Previous title: Who's Who among Black Americans
Entries profile contemporary, prominent African Americans.

Who's Who in America
Rod Library UNI Stacks E 663 W56 (1946/47; 1950/51-1984/85)
Also available online in Marquis Who's Who (on the web)
Brief entries feature living United States citizens prominent in all fields; some individuals from Canada and Mexico are profiled. Entries include career data and current address in most cases. Indexes list persons by career and geographical location.

Who's Who in the Midwest
Rod Library UNI Stacks E 747 W63 (1949-1969/70); UNI Oversize E 747 W63 (1970/71-2009)
Entries feature prominent individuals residing in the Midwest states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and South Dakota). Manitoba and Western Ontario (Canada) also receive coverage.

National Faculty Directory
Rod Library UNI Reference LA 2311 N37  (most recent; earlier editions in Stacks)
Lists the addresses of current teaching faculty at colleges and universities in the United States and some educational institutions in Canada.

For newer biographies, search Marquis Who's Who (on the web).

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