The first step when searching for information about a person is to decide how much information you want. This will have a major effect on where you look, because there are sources with brief factual information all the way up to full-length books with deep analysis.
If you need a full-length biography, read the section in the box to the right.
The sources listed on the following pages have briefer information, anywhere from a paragraph to several pages.
If you want an entire book about a person, you may want to checkout a book at the library. Public libraries usually have separate sections for biographies, but college libraries mix them in with the other books on a topic. For example, biographies of musicians will be in the music section.