If you need to find information on a historical person, start with a good reference source! In addition to some of the specialized encyclopedias listed on other parts of this guide, try these multidisciplinary databases. Gale In Context: Biography has value added as it includes articles from magazines, scholarly journals, and even primary sources as well as articles from reference books. Credo Reference has topic pages on the most famous people that link to searches in other library databases. Once you have a good grasp of a person's biography and importance, you can find more specific information in articles in the core Nursing databases.