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Current Biography Illustrated

Contains more than 15,000 full text biographies and more than 9,400 obituaries, with photographs, from all of the volumes of Current Biography Yearbook, from 1940 to the present. The biographies are searchable by name, profession, title, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, titles of works, date of birth, date of death, keyword, and presence of images.

American National Biography

Searchable full text portraits of more than 17,400 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation. Includes thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, and links to select web sites.

AccessScience: Biographies

Two thousand biographies of famous scientists, searchable by name, area of study, Nobel Prize, or Fields Medal winners.


Select "People" in the red "Search" bar to search biographical information from a wide range of U. S. and international sources. Especially helpful for finding out about persons active in business or politics.

Britannica Online

Includes biographies of famous people, plus related websites, images, videos, and sound files.

Columbia Granger's Poetry Online 

Index of poetry found in anthologies and in the collected works of individual poets. Fully searchable, it includes interlinked poetry, commentaries, biographies, a glossary, and critical context essays by leading scholars. Includes 190,000 poems in full text and more than 500,000 poem citiations.

New York Times - 1851-2001 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

New York Times - 1995-current (ProQuest)

Searchable full text of the New York Times from 1851 through the current issue. New York Times - 1851-2001 provides searchable full-text and full-image articles, dating from its first issue in 1851 through 2001. Includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue, cover to cover, in downloadable PDF files. Researchers can use the database to find news, editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, historical photos, stock photos, and advertisements. New York Times - 1995-current provides more recent coverage, with articles available in HTML full-text format. The two databases cannot be searched simultaneously.

Print Resources

LC call number range: CT [Biography]

Subject headings:

American National Biography

REF CT 213 .A68 1999 [24 v. plus Supplement]
Biographies of deceased Americans.

Who's Who in America

REF E 663 .W56

Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia

REF HQ 1115 .W6 1999


Uncle Sam: Who's Who in the Federal Government (University of Memphis)

"This browsable list of links provides the official sites for selected elected and appointed officials in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government including Cabinet members and administrators of agencies."


Last updated 02-15-08