Person names links

Repeating research information in the guidelines:

Historic names

General sources:

Other sources:

Persons in the current news.

Newspapers available through InfoTrac:

Online news sources:

More specialized sources:

Library of Congress Name Authorities

Useful sources, not necessarily definitive but useful in some cases:

Links to articles/info about names:

Other Sources notes.

Nancy Mulvany recommends Encyclopedia Britannica, Academic American Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia Americana as the best general reference sources for names. She also recommends Webster’s New Biographical Dictionary and sources such as Who’s Who (series), New Catholic Encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia Judaica, and The Oxford Classical Dictionary for more specific subject areas.

Chicago recommends Merriam Webster’s Biographical Dictionary or Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary as good sources for names.

Print/online sources Gale should probably consider purchasing: