This guide shows how to get started with this biographical resource.
You can print or download this Who's Who helpsheet [459 KB].
Who’s Who is one of the best-known biographical resources, with over 34,000 entries about noteworthy and influential living people who impact British life. It also includes Who Was Who with over 94,000 entries on deceased people. You can access it in any West Sussex library and 24/7 from your computer, tablet or smartphone once you are a member.
How to use Who’s Who
Go to eInformation: Online Reference Library and click A-Z of electronic resources.
Then scroll down to Who’s Who.
Enter your search term in the box on the right side of the home page.
If you use a common surname e.g. Churchill your search will return a Did you mean list possible matches for you to choose from.
You can narrow your search by choosing from the Modify Your Search options on the left hand side of the page.
The order in which the articles appear can be altered, as you can see from the Sort by option below:
There is an option for browsing. Select Occupations and then choose one of the areas to investigate. You can also browse all of the articles. Use the Sort by option if you don’t want an A to Z list.
Once you have found the person you are looking for you will initially just see a snapshot of the information. Click on their name for more details.
You may find an article called More on this topic or External Resources with links to further information to help you with your research.
Options to create a PDF, save, cite, email or share the article can be found above the article title at the top right of the page. Use the PDF option for saving or printing single articles.
Other ways we can help you find the information that you need:
This guide has been produced by West Sussex County Council Library Service © 2020.