| Finding Biographical Information
Reference Online (full text; current)
A collection of over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject
reference books published by Oxford University Press. Includes several
biographical sources such as Dictionary of
Scientists, Who's Who in the Classical
World, Kings and Queens of Britain,
Dictionary of Political Biography,
Oxford Dictionary of Popes, Oxford
Dictionary of Saints, Who's Who in the
Twentieth Century, Dictionary of Writers
and their Works, and Who's Who in Opera.
Biographical articles are included in most of the subject sources as
(1940 to present)
Ref CT100 .C8
An annual compilation of relatively lengthy articles on newsmakers for
of National Biography (DNB) (2004; 60 volumes)
Ref DA 28 .O95 2004
Biographies of over 50,000 prominent individuals in British history.
Who Was Who
Ref E176 .W64
Covers deceased americans from 1607 to the present.
Ref E176 .W63
Gives brief biographical entries on living figures of importance in
the United States.
The library's online catalog, providing access to books, journals, music,
and movies in the library.
A catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.
Books and articles not owned by our library can be
obtained from other libraries through Interlibrary
Loan. Allow sufficient time for processing. Average turnaround
time is 3-5 days for articles and 3-14 days for books, excluding holidays
and weekends. Submit ILL requests well in advance of deadlines.
(Databases & Indexes)
Ref CT100 .B55
Indexes biographical articles in magazines.
Reader's Guide Retrospective (index only; 1890-1982)
Index covers nearly 100 years of articles from popular magazines in all subject areas.
Provides access to critical analyses and biographical information on
more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, and other writers from
around the world. Search by author, title, genre, literary movement
and literary theme. Includes full-text of several reference sources
such as the Dictionary of Literary Biography,
Contemporary Authors, and several biographical
Covers both historical and current notables
the First Person (Alexander Street Press)
An index of more than 3,350 collections of personal narratives in English
from around the world. Many indexed items are freely available online.
Prize (Nobel Foundation)
Provides biographical information for all Nobel laureates.
(Librarians' Index to the Internet)
Links to a variety of biographical web sites
& Address Directories (Internet Public Library)