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Biography Print Resources


Who's Who: An Annual Biographical Dictionary REF DA28 .W6

Who's Who in the 21st Century REF CT121 .W46 2003

Current Biography REF CT100 .C8

Who Was Who REF DA28 .W65

United States

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-present REF JK1010 .A5 2005

Dictionary of American Biography REF E176 .D563

Who's Who Among African Americans REF E185.96 .W52 ED.25

Who's Who Among Asian Americans REF E184 .O6 W47

Who's Who in the East REF E747 .W59

Who Was who in America 1607-1896 REF E663 .W632


The Dictionary of National Biography (Great Britain) REF DA28 .D472

Who's Who in British History: Beginnings to 1901 REF DA28 .W616 1998

Who's Who in the World REF CT120 .W5

Who's Who in the Ancient World DE7 .R33 1971

Who's Who in the Middle Ages REF D115 .F5 1971

Who's Who in Shakespeare's England REF PR2910 .P3 1999

Who's Who in the Arab World REF D198.3 .W5

The International Who's Who REF CT120 .I5

Dictionary of World Biography REF CT104 .D54 1998

Encyclopedia of World Biography REF CT103 .E56 1997

International Who's Who of Authors and Writers REF PN451 .I58 2002

Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History REF HQ75.7 .W486 2002

Biography Electronic Resources

American National Biography (ANB)
Nearly 20,000 biographies, revised three times per year.
Biography Channel
From the cable channel, Arts & Entertainment Television.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Biography and Genealogy Master Index is the first place you should look when seeking biographical information on any living or deceased person worldwide. It is an electronic index to over 13 million biographical entries in 3,400+ biographical reference works. This source will not give you the actual biography, but will tell you where you can find it. This source allows only three users at one time.
Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists.
Credo Reference Biographies
Electronic access to almost fifty biographical resources. Just click Use Credo Reference to Find: Biographies.
Dictionary of National Biography
Biographies of people who shaped the British Isles.
Marquis Biographies Online
Who’s Who features comprehensive profiles on more than1.4 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including: government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports. Subjects are identified for potential inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who by their in-house staff, by nomination from prominent people in the relevant field, and from nominations by professional associations & organizations. Unlike vanity look-alikes, Marquis Who’s Who has long been considered a respectable and credible source for basic factual biographical information.