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Thematic List of Biography Resources: A-Z

General

  • World Biographical Information System (Saur) 
    Short biographical information on over 4 million people with historical coverage of 4th century BC to the present, plus digital facsimile articles from more than 3,700 reference works, etc.
  • Biography Index
    References to individual and collective biographies from all fields and nationalities from English-language periodicals and books.
  • Britannica Online
    Search thousands of biographical articles.
  • Chamber's Biographical Dictionary (Credo)
    Over 17,500 biographies, all areas of human achievement.
  • Dictionary of Political Biography (Oxford Reference)
    Major political figures of the twentieth century.
  • Marquis Who’s Who on the Web
    Marquis Who’s Who on the Web provides biographies of over 1.3 million people of note, in the United States and around the world.
  • A&E Television Networks.
  • Indexes biographies available on a variety of web sites.
  • Very brief biographical information and date of birth (and death, if applicable). Source of information not stated.
  • Atypical index of influential people in politics, the military, intelligence, crime, business, and the media since World War I, drawn from over 700 books and serials--most from a leftist perspective. Limited access to non-registered users during peak hours.
  • 24,000+ biographies, over 13,0000 en français.
  • "Information is provided by a variety of sources, not all of them reliable."

Canada

Classics

China

Literature

Medicine

Peerage

Religion

Science

UK

USA

Women

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