African American Biographical Database provides biographies of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, religious workers, athletes, scientists, and more. Years covered are from 1790 to 1950.
This database includes biographies of more than eighteen thousand men and women from the past whose lives have shaped the nation. Search by name, gender, occupation, keyword, and more. Noteworthy individuals are only considered for inclusion in this database after their death.
Read biographies of more than one million people including current celebrities, authors, musicians, artists, scientists, and many others from throughout history and around the world. Some biographies include pictures, magazine articles, and links to websites.
Biography Index Retrospective is an index of interviews and profiles of history makers, as well as obituaries, collections of letters, diaries, memoirs, book reviews, bibliographies, and exhibition reviews. Years covered are 1946 to 1983.
Read biographies of contemporary novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists, and scriptwriters. This resource includes more than one hundred twenty thousand US and international authors including commonly studied literary greats.
Something About the Author Online covers the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults. In addition to the information found in the print version of this reference source, the online edition also includes hundreds of specially commissioned autobiographical essays that are illustrated with personal photos and present an entertaining and informative first-person perspective on the lives and careers of these authors and illustrators.