Research Databases · Biographies

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Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Index to biographical material on subjects from all time eras, geographical locations, and fields of activity.
Biography Reference Bank
Profiles, obituaries, images, and related full-text articles about thousands of individuals—both living and deceased.
Biography in Context
Biographical coverage for individuals in literature, science, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, and the arts.
Dictionary of Literary Biography
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.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search the full-text of hundreds of electronic reference books on a wide range of subjects, including: the arts, business, education, history, law, medicine, and science.
Scribner Writers Online
Original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world from all time periods. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author and their works in personal and historical context.