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The largest electronic collection of biographical information on African Americans from 1790 to1950.*
Index to millions of biographical sketches in thousands of reference books.*
Search for biographies, full text articles, and images for current and historic people from all eras and fields of endeavor.*
Offers full text biographical articles, images, and abstracts. NOTE: This database is now being provided by EBSCO and has a new interface.*
Search over 700 biography e-book titles, especially strong in literature, for online use.
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online features profiles of more than 143,000 past and present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights. The biographies discuss the lives and careers of the literary figures profiled, along with the critical response to their works.*
An electronic reference book offering comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history. Focusing primarily on developments since 1945 coverage includes major figures, organizations and institutions, human rights events and crises, and human rights norms.*
Grave finder for famous people around the world.
Full-text reference books on topics including biography, business, the environment, history, law, social sciences, medicine, religion, the sciences, and multicultural studies.*
Encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.
The Houston Oral History Project is an effort to record and preserve the dynamic history of Houston through the stories and experiences of its residents. It is a collaboration between the Mayor’s Office, the Houston Public Library and the University of Houston.
Information on United States Presidents.
Offers more than 10.5 million obituaries and death notices in full-image format from uninterrupted historical archives of top newspapers.*
Something About the Author Online brings you thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators totaling more than 12,000 entries and nearly 17,000 images.*
The official website for the White House. Includes biographies of the presidents and the first ladies.
For more information, search in the databases listed under Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications.