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Databases with Biographical Information

American National Biography
A biographical resource for notable people in American history. Includes portraits.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index (Gale)
Indexes more than 10 million biographical sketches from current, readily available reference sources.

Biography Index (FirstSearch)
Indexes biographical articles from periodicals and books, including autobiographies, bibliographies.

Biography Resource Center (Infotrac)
A comprehensive database of biographical information on over 320,000 people.

Grove Dictionary of Art Online
An encyclopedia covering art and artists worldwide.

Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Gale's Literature Resource Center provides selected biographical, critical, and bibliographical information on various literary figures.  Includes the database Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography.

MLA International Bibliography (InfoTrac)
Indexes critical materials on literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore.

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
An encyclopedia with articles and cross references covering music and musicians worldwide.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (print resource, Carrier Library Reference, DA28 .O95 2004)
An illustrated collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past

Project Vote Smart
Reports independent, factual information on over 13,000 candidates and elected officials.


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