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African Biographical Dictionary
Covers over 700 Africans both contemporary and historical.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index
A comprehensive index to more than 10 million biographical sketches in over 1000 current and retrospective biographical dictionaries, encyclopedias, and volumes of literary criticism, covering both contemporary and historical figures throughout the world.

Contemporary Authors
The primary resource for information on modern authors, including those who were active prior to 1960 and whose works continue to influence contemporary literature.

Dictionary of Literary Biography
Provides nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

International Directory of Business Biographies
Covers the career paths, business achievements, leadership styles, business strategies and impact of Fortune 500 and Global 500 corporate leaders and entrepreneurs. More than 600 notable businesspeople.

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic: Biographical
Get background information on a politician, movie star, sports great or any other person.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
56,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2003.

Who's Who on the Web
Profiles on over 1.3 million individuals from all fields of endeavor including government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports. Includes biographies from over 20 print Who's Who titles.


Free Online Sites

The Biographical Dictionary
Contains information on over 19,000 notable people from ancient times to the present.

Biographical Memoirs (National Academy of Sciences)
Contains short biographies of deceased members of the National Academy of Sciences.

Biographies of Women Mathematicians
Part of an on-going project by students in mathematics classes at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia to illustrate the numerous achievements of women in the field of mathematics.

Biography.com
Searchable database of 25,000 of the greatest names, past and present.

Congressional Biographical Directory
Biographical guide to the more than 13,000 individuals who have served in the national legislature and Continental Congress. Searchable by name, position, and state.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present
Biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways.

Notable Women Ancestors
Offers both genealogical and historical information about many famous (and infamous) women throughout history.

The Presidents and The First Ladies
Includes biographical information from George and Martha Washington to Barrack and Michelle Obama.

Last Updated: 10/7/13