The largest electronic collection of biographical information on African Americans from 1790 to 1950.*
Search for biographies, full text articles, and images for current and historic people from all eras and fields of endeavor.*
Search over 700 biography e-book titles, especially strong in literature, for online use. *
Find biographical information on more than 149,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters.*
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.*
Full-text reference books on topics including biography, business, the environment, history, law, social sciences, medicine, religion, the sciences, and multicultural studies.*
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.*
Search for your ancestors among 121 million grave records. Also includes a Famous Grave Search.
Encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.
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, Houston Public Library and University of Houston.
Information on United States Presidents.
The official website for the White House. Includes biographies of the presidents and the first ladies.