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Biography Databases

Top Choices

Biographies of people who shaped United States history and culture. (Full-text).

Find short biographies in books, magazines, and websites. (Full-text).

Biographies of authors of fiction, poetry, drama, journalism, and history. (Full-text).

The complete encyclopedia, plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. (Full-text).

Basic information from specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks. (Full-text).

An encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. (Full-text).

Short biographies of 1.3 million people in the United States and around the world. (Full-text).

Biographies of people who shaped the history and culture of Great Britain. (Full-text).

English and bilingual dictionaries, quotation dictionaries, and specialized subject dictionaries. (Full-text).


Other Choices

Newsreels, archival footage, and documentaries. Historical coverage ranges from 1492 - 2000. (Streaming media).

An index of biographies published in reference books. (Citations only).

Biographies of every member of Congress from 1774 to present. (Full-text).

Biographies of scientists and inventors worldwide. (Full-text).

A concise guide to the lives and achievements of Mexico's leaders. (Full-text).

Biographies of people who were prominent in Mexican political life. (Full-text).

An archive of the newspaper from 1980 to present. (Full-text).

A cover-to-cover archive of the newspaper from 1851 to 2003. (Full-text).

The African American experience in primary source documents, images, and maps. (Full-text and images).

Journals, magazines, and book on Texas history and culture. (Some full-text).






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