Biographical Sources

Benezit Dictionary of Artists [Oxford]

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Nearly 170,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day.

Dictionary of African Biography [Oxford]

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Dictionary of Irish Biography

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Covers Irish men and women who made a significant contribution in Ireland and abroad, as well as those born overseas who had noteworthy careers in Ireland.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

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Indexes reference sources containing biographical entries on individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and region of the world.

Biography in Context

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Biographies from dictionaries, encyclopedias, and magazines. (Formerly Biography Resource Center.)

Dictionary of Literary Biography

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Lengthy literary biographies by recognized literary scholars and critics, covering past & present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights.

Who's Who and Who Was Who

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1898 to present

Short biographies of Britons, and international figures, living and deceased. Links to longer articles in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Politics in America [CQ Press]

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Profiles of members of Congress - personalities, political styles, legislative agendas, political ambitions, and reputations - plus information on campaign finance, partisan caucuses, and standing committees.

Dictionary of Scientific Biography [Gale]

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

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