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Getting Started

These resources are great starting points because they can take you directly to information about your person or identify information from a wide range of sources.  Pay attention to how you search.  Typing the last name first is usually a good idea.  Sometimes sources may use initials or full names or there could be variant spellings.  Allow for all possibilities in your searching. 

From the Article Databases select Biographies as the type to see all the biographical databases.

Check the listings of the vertical files in the South Caroliniana Library.  Some of the lists are available online:  People in SC Vertical filesAfrican American History in South CarolinaArt & Artists in South Carolina (materials housed off-site), Religion/Churches .

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