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Biographical sources on microfiche

The Saur microfiche biographical archives listed below are stored in cabinets in the Humanities Reading Room and individual fiches can be requested for consultation from the staff at the Humanities - Floor 1 Reference Enquiry Desk. The archives reproduce entries from hundreds of biographical dictionaries pertaining to a particular language area or cultural sphere. Each series is arranged in one alphabetical sequence. Printed indexes, where available, are placed on the open shelves with other biographical dictionaries in the HLR 920 sequence. The World Biographical Information System [onsite access only], which also serves as an index to the archives, includes the digitised version of Series 1 and Series 2 of the British biographical archive.

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American biographical archive. Series 1
American biographical archive. Series 2
American biographical archive. Supplement to
Series 1 and 2
American biographical archive. Series 3
American biographical index
. 3rd ed. 10 vols.
Complete
Complete

Complete
Complete
Cabinet 2:1
Cabinet 2:1

Cabinet 2:1
Cabinet 2:1
HLR920.073
Australasian biographical archive
Australasian biographical archive
. Supplement
Australasian biographical index. 3 vols.
Complete
Complete
Cabinet 2:2
Cabinet 2:2
HLR920.09
Baltic biographical archive
Baltic biographical archive. Neue Folge
Baltischer biographischer Index
. 2nd ed.
4 vols.
Complete
Complete
Cabinet 2:3
Cabinet 2:3
HLR920.0474
Benelux biographical archive. Series 1
Benelux biographical archive. Series 2

Biographische index van Benelux
. 2nd ed.
6 vols.
Complete
Complete
Cabinet 2:3
Cabinet 2:3
HLR920.0492
British biographical archive. Series 1
British biographical archive. Series 2
British biographical archive. Series 3
British biographical index
. 3rd ed. 8 vols.
Complete
Complete
Complete
Cabinet 1:1
Cabinet 1:1
Cabinet 1:1
HLR920.041
Canadian biographical archiveCompleteCabinet 2:3
Biographical archive of ChristianityCompleteCabinet 2:3
Classical world biographical archive
Biographischer Index der Antike.
3 vols.
CompleteCabinet 2:3
HLR920.038
Czech and Slovakian biographical archive
Ceský a slovenský biografický index
. 3 vols.
CompleteCabinet 2:3
HLR920.0437
French biographical archive. Series 1
French biographical archive. Series 2
French biographical archive. Series 2 Supplement
French biographical archive. Series 3

Index biographique français. 3rd ed. 7 vols.
Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete
Cabinet 2:4
Cabinet 2:4
Cabinet 2:4
Cabinet 2:4

HLR920.044
German biographical archive. Series 1
German biographical archive. Neue Folge

German biographical archive. Series 3
Deutscher biographischer index
. 3rd ed.
8 vols.
Complete
Complete
Complete
Cabinet 2:5
Cabinet 2:5
Cabinet 2:6
HLR920.043
Greek biographical archive
Griechischer biographischer Index.
3 vols.
CompleteCabinet 2:6
HLR920.0495
Hungarian biographical archive
Hungarian biographical archive. Series 'G'
Ungarischer biographischer Index.
3 vols.
Complete
Complete
Cabinet 2:6
Cabinet 2:6
HLR920.0439
Italian biographical archive. Series 1
Italian biographical archive. Series 2
Italian biographical archive. Series 2 Supplement
Italian biographical archive. Series 3
Italian biographical archive. Series 4

Indice biografico italiano. 4th ed. 10 vols.
Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete
Cabinet 3:1
Cabinet 3:1
Cabinet 3:1
Cabinet 3:1
Cabinet 3:2

HLR920.045
Jewish biographical archive
Jewish biographical archive. Supplement
Jewish biographical archive. Series 2
Jüdischer biographischer Index
. 2nd ed.
4 vols.
Complete
Complete
Complete
Cabinet 3:2
Cabinet 3:2
Cabinet 3:2
HLR920.0092
Biographical archive of the Middle Ages
Biographical Index of the Middle Ages.2 vols.
CompleteCabinet 3:3
HLR 920.009
Polish biographical archive. Series 1
Polish biographical archive. Supplement
Polish biographical archive. Series 2
Polish biographical archive. Series 2 Supplement
Polski indeks biograficzny
. 2nd ed.
6 vols.
Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete
Cabinet 3:3
Cabinet 3:3
Cabinet 3:3
Cabinet 3:3

HLR920.0438
Russian biographical archive
Russian biographical archive. Supplement
Biographischer Index Russlands und der Sowjetunion.
6 vols.
Complete
Complete
Cabinet 3:4
Cabinet 3:4
HLR920.047
Scandinavian biographical archive. Series A
Scandinavian biographical archive. Series B
Scandinavian biographical archive. Series 2
Scandinavian biographical index
. 2nd edition.
6 vols.
Complete
Complete
-FØ
Cabinet 3:4
Cabinet 3:4
Cabinet 3:4
HLR920.048
South East European biographical archive
Südosteuropäischer biographischer Index
. 2 vols.
CompleteCabinet 3:5
HLR920.049
Soviet Union biographical archive
Biographischer Index Russlands und der Sowjetunion.

6 vols.
CompleteCabinet 3:5
HLR920.047
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American biographical archive. Series 1
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American biographical archive. Series 2
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American biographical archive. Series 3
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American biographical archive. Series 4

Indice biográfico de España, Portugal e Iberoamérica.
4th ed. 10 vols.
Complete

Complete

Complete

Complete
Cabinet 3:5

Cabinet 3:6

Cabinet 3:6

Cabinet 3:6

HLR920.046

British and Irish biographies

British and Irish biographies 1840-1940, published by Chadwyck Healey, contains over 300 biographical sources, reproduced on microfiche, arranged in six parts. Chadwyck Healey has produced an alphabetical name index to parts one to three; this index, which is on microfiche on open access in the Humanities Reading Room at HLM920.041, is the most effective way of searching the first three parts. In the case of parts four to six users need to consult the list of enclosed with the microfiche index at HLM920.041 to see whether any of the individual sources is likely to be relevant to their research.

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