Biography Databases


Your best bets:

Biography Reference Center

Comprehensive collection of biographies.
Full text: Yes
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Biography Reference Bank

Contains biographical articles, page images, and abstracts, providing the most coverage of an individual’s life and work.
Full text: Yes
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American National Biography Online

Offers portraits of men and women from all eras and walks of life whose lives have shaped the nation. Only covers deceased individuals.
Full text: Yes

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African American History Online

In-depth information on people, events, and topics in the study of African-American history.
Full text: Yes

Auto-Biography Studies

Provides the highest level of peer-reviewed scholarship in the fields of autobiography, biography, life narrative, and identity studies.
Full text: Yes
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Biography Index Retrospective

Index to biographical information from 1946-1983.
Full text: No
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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Collection of subject encyclopedias. Includes the For Students series (Drama, Poetry, Short Stories, and Novels).
Full text: Yes
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Literature Resource Center

Contains literary criticism and biographical information of authors and their works. Includes Twayne’s Author Online. Similar to Literary Reference Center.
Full text: Yes
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