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ISSN: 0162-4962
E-ISSN: 1529-1456
Frequency: Quarterly

For over forty years, Biography has been an important forum for well-considered biographical scholarship. It features stimulating articles that explore the theoretical, generic, historical, and cultural dimensions of life writing; and the integration of literature, history, the arts, and the social sciences as they relate to biography. Each issue also offers insightful reviews, concise excerpts of reviews published elsewhere, an annual bibliography of works about biography, and listings of upcoming events, calls for papers, and news from the field.

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Sponsor: Center for Biographical Research, University of Hawai‘i

Book Series: Biography Monographs

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    Selected Sources for Further Research
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  • Unsolicited submissions to Biography are welcome. Texts should be double-spaced and approximately 5,000 to 10,000 words in length, including bibliography and endnotes. Biography is now using the eighth edition of the Modern Language Association (MLA) reference and works cited system. Authors are welcome to submit their essays to Biography following MLA’s guidelines, or they can use another style and reference system with which they are more comfortable. Please include a 50-word abstract and a biographical note of one or two sentences. All copyrights are held by the Biographical Research Center unless other arrangements are agreed upon.

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  • Editorial Board
  • Editors

    Cynthia G. Franklin, Center for Biographical Research (CBR), University of Hawai‘i

    Craig Howes, Center for Biographical Research (CBR), University of Hawai‘i

    Anna Poletti, Utrecht University

    John David Zuern, Center for Biographical Research (CBR), University of Hawai‘i

    Managing Editor

    Paige Rasmussen, University of Hawai‘i

    Book Review Editor

    Janet J. Graham, University of Hawai‘i

  • Indexes
  • Articles appearing in Biography are indexed and/or abstracted in:

    Canada in Context, 09/1981-

    Clarivate Analytics–
    Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    Current Contents
    Web of Science

    De Gruyter Saur–
    Dietrich’s Index Philosophicus
    IBZ – Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen
    Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und
    Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur

    Academic Search Alumni Edition, 1/1/2001-
    Academic Search Complete, 1/1/2001-
    Academic Search Elite, 1/1/2001-
    Academic Search Premier, 1/1/2001-
    Academic Search: Main Edition, 1/1/2001-
    Advanced Placement Source, 1/1/2001-
    America: History and Life, 1/1/1978-
    Current Abstracts, 1/1/2001-
    Historical Abstracts (Online), 1/1/1978-
    Literary Reference Center, 1/1/2001-
    Literary Reference Center Plus, 1/1/2001-
    Literary Reference Center: Main Edition, 10/1/2004-
    MainFile, 1/1/2001-
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, 1/1/2001-
    TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 1/1/2001-

    Elsevier BV–
    Scopus, 1999-, 1986-1988, 1984, 1980-1982, 1978

    Academic OneFile, 01/2000-
    Advanced Placement Fine Arts and Music, 09/1981-
    Book Review Index Plus
    CPI.Q (Canadian Periodical Index), 01/2000-
    Expanded Academic ASAP, 12/2000-
    Fine Arts and Music Collection, 09/1981-
    General OneFile, 01/2000-
    General Reference Center, 09/1981-
    General Reference Center Gold, 09/1981-
    General Reference Centre International, 9/1981-
    InfoTrac Custom, 12/2000-
    InfoTrac Junior Edition, 03/2012-
    InfoTrac Student Edition, 06/1985-
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    Pop Culture Collection, 09/1981-
    Popular Magazines, 12/2000-
    Research In Context, 01/2000-
    Science in Context, 09/1981-
    Student Resources in Context, 09/1981-

    National Periodical Library–
    Guide to Social Work, Social Science and Religion in Periodical Literature (Online)

    ArticleFirst, vol.15, no.3, 1992-vol.34, no.2, 2011
    Electronic Collections Online, vol.20, no.2, 1997-vol.34, no.2, 2011

    Art, Design & Architecture Collection, 1/1/1996-
    Arts & Humanities Database, 1/1/1996-
    Arts Premium Collection, 1/1/1996-
    International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Core
    Literary Journals Index Full Text
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    Periodicals Index Online, 1/1/1978-10/1/2000
    Professional ProQuest Central, 01/01/1996-
    ProQuest 5000, 01/01/1996-
    ProQuest Central, 1/1/1996-
    Research Library, 01/01/1996-
    STEM Database, 1/1/1996-