Reference Resources for Biography



Biography In Context
Biography In ContextA single stop for biographies on notable figures in literature, science, history, government, business, art, gender and multicultural studies, religion, entertainment, popular culture, sports and much more. Includes full-text magazine and newspaper articles and photos.


Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Biography and Genealogy Master IndexEnables users to locate biographical entries contained in more than 1,000 volumes and editions of important current and retrospective biographical reference sources. This index contains citations that point to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


Gale Virtual Reference Library: Biography
Gale Virtual Reference LibraryA collection of full-text biographical encyclopedias and other specialized reference sources.



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