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Databases by Subject: Biography

African American Biographical Database

Biographies of thousands of African Americans and extended narratives of African American activists, former slaves, performing artists, educators, writers, and more--the famous and the everyday person. From 1790-1950.

American National Biography online

Includes full text portraits of now-deceased men and women from all eras and walks of life whose lives have shaped America.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Database with hundreds of sources of biographical information on people worldwide and from all time periods.

Biography in Context

Full-text database of biographies of current and historic figures from all time periods.

LexisNexis Academic

Find news sources, business profiles, patents, and legal research from across the globe.

Literature Resource Center

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.

North American Indian Thought and Culture

Includes biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories on indigenous peoples from all areas of North America.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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.