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A Guide to biographical sources available from the USF Library
Biography Index Past and Present (EBSCO)
Biographical information on notable figures from antiquity to the present across a range of disciplines and subjects.
Biography Reference Bank
Comprehensive biographical resource with many full-text biographies and abstracts for event more. Also includes images and portraits, which are searchable.
Biography in Context (formerly Biography Resource Center)
Comprehensive database of biographical information for historical and contemporary figures.
Other Biography Resources
Literature Resource Center
Biographical and bibliographical information aggregated from Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and Contemporary Literary Criticism Select.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Indexes current, easily accessible biographical references sources and some important historical sources. Contains names, birth/death years, and bibliographic references to books containing material on that person.
African American Biographical Database
Biographical information on African Americans, including obituary files, slave narrative collections, photographs, and illustrations. Coverage: 1790-1950.
Something About the Author
Biographical information on authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults. Coverage: 1971-current.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Illustrated biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain's past. Includes biographies of current and historical figures. Coverage: 4th century BC-2001.
American Men and Women of Science
Publication Date: 1989
A biographical dictionary of 120,000 physical and biological scientists. There is also a comprehensive index listing scientists by field and by state.
Chambers Biographical Dictionary
Publication Date: 1997-10-15
The Writers Directory 2005
Miranda H. Ferrara.
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
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