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American Biographies

British Biographies

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ( DNB )
    An illustrated collection of more than 57,000 specially written biographies, which describe the lives of people who shaped the history of the British Isles from the 4th century BC to the 21st century. It is the first point of reference for anyone interested in the people who left their mark on the history of the British Isles.

International Biographies

  • Biography Reference Center
    A collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies. Find biographies of interest by searching or browsing 30+ genre categories, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, figures relevant to U.S. & world history, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, current world leaders and many others.
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History ( Oxford )
  • Inventors and Inventions
    Covers inventors of the past and present, including the creators of Kevlar, Coca Cola, eBay, and the Global Positioning System. Explores the early life of each inventor, their education and professional life, and their contributions to society. Surveys the history of technological advancements in fields such as agriculture, transportation, communication, entertainment, textiles, medicine, and others.
  • Something About the Author
    Bio-bibliography, facts and pictures about contemporary authors and illustrators of books for young people.
  • Literature Resource Center
    Literature Resource Center contains biographies of authors globally.