Sample authority records illustrating problems frequently encountered when establishing personal names in rare materials cataloging and lists of useful biographical resources on special topics compiled by Beinecke catalogers
HEADINGS (X00 Fields)
|Pre-1800 vs. post-1800 authors||Initials indicating terms of address|
|Persons not known as authors||Alternative dates|
|Cross-references for I/J and U/V variants||Imprecise dates (flourish and century dates)|
|Multiple surnames||Formula for calculating birthdates|
CITATIONS (670 Fields)
|Citing "name not given" vs. "usage not shown"||Citing copy-specific usage|
|Citing names that contain marks of contraction||Citing copy-specific names with no usage|
|Citing names not in nominative form||Citing dealers' descriptions|
|Citing "old style" dates|
Resources for College Pamphlets
World Biographical Information System (WBIS)
Boase. F. Modern English biography.
Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714.
Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886.
Alumni Cantabrigienses to 1900.
Sprague, W.B. Annals of the American pulpit.
Dexter, F.B. Biographical sketches of the graduates of Yale College.
Sibleys Harvard graduates.