Biography Databases

American Men and Women of Science - 24th Edition

Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.

A collection of nearly 500 encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference books provides a good starting point for research.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A collection of specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical, business and literary sources.

Literature Resource Center

Full-text literary criticism and reviews and author biographical information on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Oxford African American Studies Center (5 users)

A collection of scholarship, including 8,000 articles and primary source documents, focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online (3 users)

Provides 50,000 specially-written signed biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of the British past, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000. Includes extensive internal cross-referencing, access to articles from the original DNB, and navigation by "themes" combined with rigorous research and scholarship. Three users may access this at one time.