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This guide introduces the Irish Studies resources available at the University of St. Thomas Libraries. The background materials listed on this page will help you get started with your research. Click on the tabs above view other resources which will help you find books, articles and other materials.
Find Biographical Information
Find biographical information on individuals of Irish and Irish-American descent using the following sources:
Dictionary of Irish Biography This link opens in a new window
The Dictionary of Irish Biography provides biographical information on the lives of deceased Irish men and women who made a significant contribution in Ireland and abroad, as well as those born overseas who had noteworthy careers in Ireland.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography This link opens in a new window
55,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2003. Limited to 3 simultaneous users.
Find Background Information
Use these specialized topical sources to browse for paper topics and for information on specific events, places and themes.