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This guide will show you how to find autobiographical and biographical information for writing autobiographical/biographical essays and memoirs.

Finding More

The boxes below contain curated lists of books in Buley. To find more, including the most recent additions, conduct a keyword or subject search in SouthernSearch. To limit the search to books, use the options on the left after you receive the initial results.

The default is keyword, but you can get more precise results with fewer erroneous hits if you use subject. A few suggestions for subject searches:

Autobiographies World War II

Biographies Asian Americans

Memoirs actors

If you're looking for an autobiography, biography, or memoir by or about a particular person, use their name:

Harry Houdini biography


Books on Memoir Writing

These books are not available at SCSU but you can request them from Central and Western: Refer to the CONSULS tutorial under the "Finding Books" tab to learn how to request books from another CSU library.

Writing The Memoir (CCSU, WCSU)

Writing The Memoir : From Truth To Art; (CCSU)

Reference Works