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Biography: Home

Getting Help

See the links at the far right of this LibGuide to this subject librarian.

However, many of your questions can be answered by librarians at the Reference Desk, which is open most hours the library is.

Assistance is also provided by 24/7 Real Time Reference, live internet chat help.

You can also schedule a consulation with a subject librarian.

  Assists in Finding Books


This guide is designed to provide an introduction for finding biographies and biographical information using a variety of research tools, either those which CSULB provides, or that are freely available on the Internet.

Citing Your Research

You have several options to help you format your research using proper citation styles.

Many of our databases have citation formatting options:

  • If you conduct a OneSearch book or article search, when you have the full record open look for citation OR " " link at top of record. It will format that record in several citation styles.
  • When you get some results from a research database, look for a CITE link. It might show your article in one of several bibliographic formats.
  • If you decide to e-mail the article, before you "send" it, look for CITATION / FORMAT option. You may be able to e-mail all your results in a particular style.

See our Style Manuals and Citation Methods Libguide.

Consider using one of these three CITATION MANAGERS  These can be  good options if you are going to write a major research paper, have multiple writing projects or are preparing something for for publication.

Subject Librarian

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Greg Armento
Best way to contact is e-mail - - Also available during online office hours, Monday 5-6 pm; Tuesday, 9-10 am.