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Biography

Databases
Biography Reference Bank
Biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to the present. more information

LexisNexis Academic - Biographical search
Use the Biographical search form to find information on directors, politicians, celebrities and other leading figures in their field. The information may contain data such as positions, date of birth, education, achievements and interests.

Reference Books
Electronic Titles
Electronic Reference Books (ABC-CLIO)
Click on a title to browse its table of contents or do a keyword search.

Print Titles
American National Biography (REF CT213 .A68 1999)

A biographical resource on more than 18,000 people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture. This is the print version of the electronic resource listed above.

Current Biography (REF CT100 .C8)
This monthly resource contains short (4-5 page) biographies of people in the news, from pop culture, sports, science, politics, business and the arts. Each biography provides brief biographical information and bibliography.

Dictionary of American Biography (REF E176 .D563)
This multi-volume biographical dictionary contains over 18,600 essays of Americans of historical importance.

Dictionary of National Bibliography (REF DA28 .D45)
This multi-volume resource contains over 25,000 biographical essays of prominent people from the United Kingdom and former British colonies.

Who's Who in America (REF E176 .W642)
This 2 volume annual resource provides over 90,000 entries for prominent Americans, including those in government, academia, corporations, religious institutions, and award winners.

Who Was Who in America (REF E176 .W64)
This biennial resource contains biographical sketches of prominent Americans who recently died.

Web Sites
Biography.com
Access to over 25,000 biographies of the greatest people.

Who2
Written biographies for 2,856 famous people, characters and creatures.

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