Directories like those listed here provide the following information for most entries: full name, present position, birth date, names of family members, career highlights, titles of publications, current address, and sometimes telephone and/or fax numbers. These sources usually only list individuals who were living when the books were published. Who's Who is an online version of Who's Who in America as well as several other versions, including Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who in the World. Additional specialized directories are available; ask a Reference Librarian for information.
International Who's Who.
In this directory, there is concise biographical information for over 20,000 persons representing diverse activities from various countries. The volume includes information on reigning royal families from around the world.
Ref. CT 120. I5
The following titles are available online. For many, there are much earlier volumes available in print in the library.
Biographical information can be found in many places. This guide indicates some of the sources that may serve as starting points for your research. Be sure to ask a reference librarian if you would like more help.