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Biographies (Genre/Form Term)

Preferred form: Biographies
Used for/see from:
  • Authorized biographies
  • Biographical notes
  • Biographical sketches
  • Histories, Life
  • Life histories
  • Sketches, Biographical
  • Unauthorized biographies
See also:

Reitz, J.M. ODLIS : online dictionary for library and information science, July 26, 2014 (biography: A carefully researched, relatively full narrative account of the life of a specific person or closely related group of people, written by another. The biographer selects the most interesting and important events with the intention of elucidating the character and personality of the biographee and placing the subject's life in social, cultural, and historical context. An authorized biography, written with the consent and sometimes the cooperation of its subject, may be less critical than an unauthorized biography)

Genre terms : a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloging, via WWW, July 26 2014 (Biographies. BT Historical works. NT Autobiographies; Campaign biographies)

Art & architecture thesaurus online, July 26, 2014 (biographies (documents). UF biographical notes; biographical sketches. Written accounts of the lives of individuals.)

Görlach, M. Text types and the history of English, c2004: p. 29 (biography 1 history of lives, 2 written life of a person)

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