Background Information

Biographies for specific people can be found using the Library's catalog.

American National Biography REF CT 213. A 68 1999
Chambers Biographical Dictionary REF CT 103. C 4 1997
Current Biography Yearbook REF CT 100. C 8
Dictionary of American Biography REF E 176. D 563
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography REF DA 28. O 95 2004
Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives REF E 176. D 5631 1998
Who's Who in the Twentieth Century Online only

Journal Articles

Literature Resource Center
This resource can be used to locate biographies of authors past and present, from all around the world.

Web Sites

Australian Dictionary of Biography Online
This site contains biographies of famous Australians.
Biographical Dictionary
The Biographical Dictionary is a large, online collection of biographies.
This is the official site of the Biography Channel, and contains short biographies of people profiled in their specials.
Internet Public Library: Biographies
This site, created and maintained by student librarians, contains dozens of links to biographies of artists, writers, historical figures, scientists, and more.
PBS History: Biographies
This site contains biographies of famous Americans.