• Biographies

  • From the Library's Collection:

  • AccessScience
    AccessScience is the online version of the comprehensive McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. It includes the articles you'd expect in an academic encyclopedia, plus images and video, current news, definitions of scientific terms, and a study center for scientific topics.

    African American Almanac
    Provides a range of historical and current information on African American history, society and culture. Includes coverage of such topics as: Africa and the Black diaspora; film and television; landmarks; national organizations; population; religion; science and technology; and sports.

    Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
    Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.

    Credo Reference
    More than 550 highly regarded, current reference works, including general and subject-specific encyclopedias, images, dictionaries, atlases, and directories; covers many subject areas.

    Encyclopedia Britannica - Academic Edition
    An excellent starting place for your research!  Encyclopedia Britannica combines a credible, academic general encyclopedia with supplementary tools like dictionaries, maps, country statistics, pictures, quotations, and timelines.

    Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia
    Covers women of historical interest worldwide, from around 3100 BCE to the modern age, from every walk of life-artists, pirates, scientists, athletes, philanthropists, adventurers, politicians, pacifists, saints, and courtesans, even those famous for just being famous. Individual, collective, and joint entries (i.e. Astronauts: Women in Space, Egyptian Feminism, Siege Warfare and Women, etc.) are included.

  • Free Web Resources:

  • Artemis Literary Sources (formerly Literature Resource Center)
    Artemis Literary Sources is a current, comprehensive, and reliable online resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works. Its coverage includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world.

    Biography Reference Center

    Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies.


    Congressional Biographical Dictionary
    A guide to all members of Congress, from 1774-present. Search by state, date of term, name, party, or position.

    Presidents of the United States (POTUS)
    Everything you wanted to know about the presidents of the United States, including biographies, election results, cabinet members, and notable events.