Subject: Reference, Biography
ACLS Humanities E-Book [Indexes and Abstracts]
A collection of scholarly e-books in the Humanities. Strongest in history, the collection also includes works in Art History, Folklore, Literature, Musicology, Philosophy, and Religion.
American Men and Women of Science [Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Handbooks]
A biographical dictionary of the significant scientists in the physical, biological, and related fields. Each edition includes biographical entries on approximately 120,000 living scientists, providing birthdate; birthplace; field of specialty; education; honorary degrees; current position; professional and career information; awards; memberships; research information; and addresses for each entrant where available. Volume 8 of the set is a comprehensive index listing scientists by field, and by state under field.
American National Biography Online [Indexes and Abstracts]
The American National Biography Online has biographical information on over 17,000 notable Americans from colonial times to the present.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index [Indexes and Abstracts]
Biography and Genealogy Master Index is a comprehensive index to nearly 12 million biographical sketches in more than 2700 volumes and editions of current and retrospective reference books, covering both contemporary and historical figures throughout the world. A complete list of sources indexed is now available by using the Extended Search.
Current Biography 1940 [Indexes and Abstracts]
Contains more than 15,000 full-text biographies and more than 9,500 obituaries from 1940 to the present.
Dictionary of Literary Biography [Indexes and Abstracts]
Provides nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
Gale Biography in Context [Indexes and Abstracts]
This database combines biographies from Gale Group sources and also includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search. With the Complete Marquis Who's Who(R), find quick reference information on an additional 900,000 people.
National Academies Press [Indexes and Abstracts]
More than 4000 books in pdf format from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health. (PDFs cannot be shared.)
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography [Indexes and Abstracts]
An illustrated collection of more than 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain's past.
Oxford Reference [Indexes and Abstracts]
Provides web access to 100 major Oxford University Press dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works in the humanities, social sciences, foreign languages, science, technology and medicine, the performing arts, and religion. Works can be searched separately or across the entire databases. Includes over 1.5 million entries.
Play Index [Indexes and Abstracts]
Play Index provides citations to over 30,000 plays written or translated into English, from Antiquity to the present, published in collections since 1949: one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, and classic drama. It includes links to the full text of plays if available on the web. Over 500 monologues are included. Searches can be limited by genre, age of audience, or the number and gender of roles. Annotations include plot summary, musical and scenery requirements, and number of sets. The index is updated continuously.
Political History of America's Wars [Indexes and Abstracts]
Political History of America's Wars chronicles more than 200 years of America's involvement in major wars, rebellions, and insurrections--from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom, combining narrative history with extensive use of primary source documents and informative biographies.