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Databases by Subject: Biography
Find biographies of thousands of African Americans and extended narratives of African American activists, former slaves, performing artists, educators, writers, and more from 1790-1950.
Find full text portraits of now-deceased men and women from all eras and walks of life whose lives have shaped America.
Find citations to biographies from many different sources of living and deceased people from all time periods and geographical locations.
Find biographies of current and historic people throughout history. Searchable by name, occupation, nationality, place of birth, and place of death.
Find news sources, business profiles, patents, and legal research from across the globe.
Full-text of biographies, bibliographies, and literary criticism of authors from all time periods covering novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers from antiquity-present.
Find biographies, autobiographies, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories on indigenous peoples of North America.
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography provides signed biographies of 50,000 men and women who have shaped all aspects of British history from the earliest times up to the present. It is searchable by name, full text, references, contributors, images, and may also be browsed alphabetically by name, or by themes.