This guide describes the biographical information available from Harvard Divinity School Library and online through the Harvard Library.  It is written both for Harvard University affiliates and for anyone interested in the types of information we can provide.

For personalized help, contact a research librarian.

This guide was originally written by Clifford Wunderlich and Renata Kalnins in January 2005, and substantially revised in April 2020.

A Good Place to Start

Search Biography and Genealogy Master Index [Harvard Login]  to quickly determine which (of more than 1,000) publications you need to consult for accurate and accessible biographical information. No matter what famous person you're looking for, living or deceased, you should find the sources about them here.