Biographical Sources

Benezit Dictionary of Artists [Oxford]

Nearly 170,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day.

Dictionary of African Biography [Oxford]
Date added: 
Tue, 2012-01-24 (All day)

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Covers Irish men and women who made a significant contribution in Ireland and abroad, as well as those born overseas who had noteworthy careers in Ireland.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Indexes reference sources containing biographical entries on individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and region of the world.

Biography in Context
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Biographies from dictionaries, encyclopedias, and magazines. (Formerly Biography Resource Center.)

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Lengthy literary biographies by recognized literary scholars and critics, covering past & present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights.

Who's Who and Who Was Who
Dates of Coverage: 
1898 to present

Short biographies of Britons, and international figures, living and deceased. Links to longer articles in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Politics in America [CQ Press]

Profiles of members of Congress - personalities, political styles, legislative agendas, political ambitions, and reputations - plus information on campaign finance, partisan caucuses, and standing committees.

Dictionary of Scientific Biography [Gale]

Full text biographical articles on scientists, from classical antiquity to modern times.

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