Quick Reference Resources: Biography


  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774-Present
  • Biographies from
    A product of A&E Television Network and the Biography Channel.
  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index
    Biography and Genealogy Master Index enables 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. 
  • Biography in Context
    This database integrates award-winning biographies from respected Gale sources with related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to vetted websites. Search for people---both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor---based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text. Or, combine search criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search. 
  • Contemporary Authors
    Click on Literature Resource Center.  Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available. 
  • Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
    The Dictionary of Canadian Biography, whose first volume appeared in 1966, is a joint project of the University of Toronto and the Université Laval and presents the work of researchers and writers in many fields from across Canada and around the world. 
  • Indiana Biography Index (materials published before 1990)
  • Indiana Biography Index (materials published since 1990)
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 
Last updated by jduvall on 07/06/2012