Subject Guides are currently being updated. Please pardon the look and functionality of some of these guides as they are being revised.
http://Biography.com — The Web site of the Biography Channel
http://INFOPLEASE.com/people.html — Includes biographies by category as well as a search feature
http://IMDB.com — Internet Movie Database with biographies of actors
http://www.distinguishedwomen.com — Biographies of women, including search by subject and name. Links provided to additional Web sites on women in history.
The following online databases are located on the library's home page . To locate this list of databases, click on Articles & Databases. Then, choose "Other Research Databases - By Type" and click on Biography. Note that several of the databases limit the number of users.
American National Biography — Biographies of deceased persons who influenced American history
Biographies Reference Bank Select — Biographical profiles of current celebrities, authors, historical figures, etc.
Dictionary of Scientific Biography — Biographies of natural scientists and mathematicians
Discovering Collection — Biographies in areas of literature, history, geography, science, and social studies
Marquis Who’s Who on the Web — current biographies
Oxford African American Studies Center — biographical and research articles on African American history and culture
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography — Detailed biographical essays and pictures of deceased persons with significant connection to British historyBottom of Form
The Reference Department has the following reference books focusing on biographical information:
Biography and Genealogy Master Index Ref CT2134.B5x
Current World Leaders Ref D839.C875
Biography Index Ref CT213.Z1 B5
Current Biography Ref CT100 .C8
Who’s Who in World Politics: from 1860 to the Present Day Ref D21.3 .P35 1996
The International Who’s Who of Women Ref CT3202.I58x
Who’s Who of American Women Ref E747.W65
The International Who’s Who Ref CT120.I5
The Reference Department also has numerous books focusing on biographical information about of specific areas: artists, actors, scientists, writers, etc. Use SWAN to access these additional reference books and books from the library’s general collection. Note that books with call numbers beginning with Ref are located in the Reference Collection.