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Biography: Books

Find biographical information about all kinds of people: contemporaries and historical figures, famous and not-so-famous.


Google Book Search

Google Book Search

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Biography Section

All biographies in the Mack Library are shelved in the biography section on the second floor. To see if we have a biography on your person, you can search the catalog using the box below. Try several types of searches:

  • Keyword search. Just type in the person's name and hit enter. (For example: alexander hamilton)
  • Subject search. This more sophisticated search might return better results. Select "subject" from the drop-down box, then type your person's name, last name first. (For example: hamilton, alexander)
  • Title search. If you know a particular title that you want, select "title" from the drop-down box, then type the title. (For example: admiral of the ocean sea)

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Request Books

If the library does not have a book you need, we have services available to help you get it.

  • PASCAL Delivers  
    PASCAL Delivers is a service which finds books in other SC libraries and sends them to Mack Library for you to check out. Click here or use the link in the catalog to access this service.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    Interlibrary Loan is a free service to students, faculty and staff. Request a book and ILL staff will find it at another library and have it sent to Mack Library for you to check out.
  • Suggest a Purchase  
    Suggest that the library purchase a book to add to our collection.