This is the "Home" page of the "Autobiographies" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content


Last Updated: Sep 1, 2011 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Home Print Page


Listed below are the hours the McCain Library will be open during Fall and Spring Semester.*

Monday through Thursday
  • Library Building Open: 8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Research Help Available: 9:00 AM - Noon; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Circulation Desk Open: 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM


  • Library Building Open: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Research Help Available: 9:00 AM - Noon; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Circulation Desk Open: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


  • Library Building Open: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Research Help Available: 9:00 AM - Noon; 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Circulation Desk Open: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


  • Library Building Open: 1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Research Help Available: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Circulation Desk Open: 1:00 PM - 10:30 PM

*For exceptions see the Hours link on the library home page.


Guide Overview

Autobiographies may provide unique psychological, sociological, and historical insights.  At the same time, however, they can also present a bias or skewed interpretations of events.  This guide is designed to help you:

In addition, this guide provides guidance on how to find historical or sociological information that will help add context to an autobiography.



Potential Topics to Explore

  • Contrast autobiographies by the same author that are written for different audiences.
  • Explore the concept of self in autobiography.  Is there such a thing as authentic self?  Is there such thing as core self?
  • Define the role of truth in autobiography.  What does it mean to be truthful in this contect?
  • Describe theories of memory that are relevant to autobiography. 
  • Is it possible for someone other than the author to critique an autobiography?

Need Help?

Profile Image

Casey Long

Office: McCain 113
Phone: 404-471-6343

Loading  Loading...