Biography

American Men and Women of Science 

Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists. Each edition includes biographical entries on approximately 120,000 scientists in the U.S. and Canada, providing field of specialty, education, honorary degrees, current position, professional and career information, awards, memberships, research information, and addresses for each entrant where available.

American National Biography

Contains 17,435 biographical articles on deceased Americans from the 1999 print edition. The ANB includes men and women who were significant in politics, scholarship, science, sports, business, theater, film, and activism. Searchable by keyword, name, sphere of activity, birthplace, birth and death dates, and author/compiler. Contains 80,000 cross-reference links, selected links to other sites, and thousands of illustrations.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index 

Covers individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. Indexes reference sources such as biographical dictionaries, Who's Who guides, subject encyclopedias, and volumes of literary criticism. Also identifies biographical material on people from all time periods, geographical locations and fields of endeavor.

Biography.com 

Online directory of biographical information for over 25,000 people. Information is stronger for current icons, but some historical figures are also available.

Biography Index Retrospective 

Covers notable individuals from antiquity through 1983. Indexes article and book citations; profiles and interviews with historical figures; obituaries, personal papers and memoirs; and bibliographies from 1946 through 1983.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

This biographical dictionary includes all entries from the classic Dictionary of Scientific Biography as well as entries from the New Dictionary of Scientific Biography. The extensive biographical essays focus on scientists from antiquity to modern times, excluding those who are still living.

Contemporary African American Novelists: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook 

A bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook of present day African American novelists.

Credo Reference Biographies 

Contains links to a variety of biographical resources, including Who's Who resources and subject oriented biographies.

Current Biography 

Online version of the Current Biography Yearbook with over 15,000 biographies and 9,000 obituaries of prominent individuals from 1940 until today.

Distinguished Asian Americans: A Biographical Dictionary 

This reference book features biographical profiles of 166 distinguished Asian Americans who have made significant contributions to American society. For the purpose of this work, an Asian American may be native or foreign-born. If foreign-born, the person has immigrated to the United States, most likely since the end of World War II. If native-born, the person may be a second-, third-, or fourth-generation descendant of an Asian immigrant.

From Polis to Empire--The Ancient World, c. 800 B.C. - A.D. 500: A Biographical Dictionary

This e-book features several hundred biographies of figures of the ancient world. Emphasis is on cultural figures and events rather than the political events and figures.

Gale Biography in Context 

A comprehensive database of biographical information on over 325,000 people throughout history, from around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. It combines more than 427,000 biographies from over 960 volumes of more than 135 respected Gale sources with full-text articles from more than 270 magazines. Entries are arranged by narrative biographies, thumbnail biographies, magazine articles, and websites when available.

Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music

A guide to biographies of thousands of composers, performers, music theorists, and instrument makers involved in the unfolding history of music.

Literature Resource Center 

A bio-bibliographical guide to writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields.

Notable Names Database 

Database of over 35,000 people, providing basic information and some detailed biographies. The NNDB tracks notoriety of people, both living and dead and links them by their connections.

Oxford African American Studies Center 

Includes full-text access to many reference sources in African American studies and features bibliographies, interactive timelines and maps, thematic photo essays and image collections, key primary source documents, and selected links to Internet resources.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 

An illustrated collection of 55,000 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2002. No living people are included. References at the end of each entry include sources, likenesses, archives, and wealth at death where available.

Renaissance and Reformation, 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary 

This electronic book contains brief, introductory information about various individuals who made outstanding contributions to the culture of Western civilization from 1500-1620.

Shapers of the Great Debate on Conservation: A Biographical Dictionary

Through biographical examinations of some of the key figures in the debate on conservation, this book seeks to explore a range of subjects, such as the evolution of the conservation movement, its implications for policy-makers, and how it impacts the daily life.

Who's Who Online 

Features comprehensive profiles on over 1,444,914 of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including: government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports. Search by name, gender, occupation, geography, hobbies and interests, religion and much more.

World Biographical Information System 

Indexes the K.G. Sauer biographical archives microfiche sets, reproducing entries from thousands of biographical reference sources from the 18th to the 20th centuries and covering all regions of the world.

Writers Directory 

Contains up-to-date bibliographical, biographical, and contact information for nearly 20,000 living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries typically include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information, and a bibliography. Contact information includes e-mail addresses where available.