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This is a list of some of the basic databases to find resources for your subject. For a more extensive guide to doing Biographical Research please see the Biography Research Guide

*Best Resources

Enables users to locate biographical entries contained in more than 1,000 volumes and editions of important current and retrospective biographical reference sources.

Access: Proxy Vendor: Gale

Biography Resource Center combines Gale biographies with related full-text articles from magazines and newspapers, thousands images, and links to vetted websites.

Access: Proxy Vendor: Gale

Wilson's biography database combined original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, the periodicals coverage of Biography Index, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from the complete range of Wilson databases.

Access: Proxy Vendor: EBSCOhost

Other Resources

Biographies of over 30,000 African-Americans from Chadwyck-Healey’s acclaimed Black Biographical Dictionaries 1790-1950.

Access: Proxy Vendor: Chadwyck-Healy

Featuring retrospective coverage from Biography Index back to its first publication in 1946, it combines retrospective coverage with current indexing. Previous vendor was Wilson.

Access: Proxy Vendor: EBSCOhost

Short biographical information from these famous Marquis Who's Who series: Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American History, Who's Who in American Art,and Who's Who in American Politics.

Access: Proxy Vendor: Marquis


Last Updated June 25, 2012

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