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Historical Fiction

Resources that provide background information about people, places, settings, events and daily life.

Articles on People

Are you looking for information on a well-known person who plays a large or small role in your story? The indexes in this box focus on publications about people.  Please note: you might also find information about a person by using the indexes listed on the News/ Events tab on this guide.  The indexes can also be accessed under the "Find...Articles & Databases" link on the Library home page. 

Also check out the box: Books on People.

Biographical Indexes
These indexes focus on sources that include information about people. The biographical information might be within a reference book, or in a magazine.

Books on People

People... names

People Names
Looking for ideas for naming your characters? Try these sources out.

Daily Life