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American Biographical Sources
American National Biography Online
The national biography for the United States. More than 17,000 biographical sketches for deceased individuals who contributed to shaping the U.S.
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
Provides biographical and critical essays on the lives, works and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Digitized to match the look and feel of the acclaimed print originals, including thousands of images.
African American Biographical Database
Brings together in one resource the biographies of thousands of African Americans, many not to be found in any other reference source.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB)
A collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2000.
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Dictionary of Irish Biography
A collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, involving 700 contributors and spanning 9,000 lives.