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Hero Research: Biographies Plus

UP Library Search is a useful tool for locating books, videos, articles, primary sources, etc. from UP, Summit, and beyond. UP Library Search FAQ

Search: for:  

Add one of these terms to your UP Library Search keyword search.  For example: Susan Anthony Diaries.

  • Biography
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Interviews
  • Personal Narratives
  • Speeches

Hero Research: Biographies Only

Hero Research: Other Primary Sources

Enrichment/Solicitation Research: Tips

  • Define the elements of your topic; make sure you have accurately identified what you're looking for.
  • Select relevant database(s) via the Clark Library's Subject Guides list.
  • Try searching for one topic element at a time.
  • Find the best terminology to search for each topic element.  Look at the Subject: Thesaurus Term list.  NOTE: each database you search might use different terminology for your elements.
  • Keep track of the best terms. You might take notes or use the database search history. 

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