Biographical Sources

Marquis Who's Who

Searchable biographies from Who's Who in America, Who was Who in America, and the regional and subject Who's Who titles.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography [Gale]

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

Allgemeine und Neue Deutsche Biographie
Dates of Coverage: 
1875 to present

Full-text access is provided for ADB and an index of articles to the NDB, which is shelved at ref DD 85 .N4

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

50,000 biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the 4th century BC to the year 2001. 2nd edition, with illustrations.

Biography Resource Center

See Biography in Context.

Database of Dolts
Dates of Coverage: 
1980 to present

Complete list of individuals and organizations whose brains have shut down

Gale Literary Index

Sources for biographies of writers in many disciplines.


Online Biographical Metapage

Contemporary Authors (Biography in Context)
Dates of Coverage: 

See Biography in Context. Complete biographical and bibliographical information on 120,000+ U.S. and international authors.

Biography Index Past and Present [EBSCO]
Dates of Coverage: 
1946 to present

Indexes articles, books, and autobiographies for people from antiquity to the present and from all fields and nationalities.

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