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Biographical Resources

Biography and Genealogy Master Index (Gale)
Comprehensive index to biographical sketches in reference books.

Contemporary Authors (Gale)
Biographical information and bibliographical references for writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields.

Current Biography Illustrated (EBSCOhost)
Current Biography provides accurate, up-to-date biographies drawing information from newspaper articles, magazine articles, and books.  In addition, profiles maintained in this database feature more than 19,500 images, and offer the subject's own views, attitudes and commentary as well as the commentaries of other journalists and colleagues. Profiles give users the information they want on celebrities, politicians, business people, writers, actors, sports figures, artists, scientists, and many others.

Marquis Who's Who
This database features comprehensive profiles on over 1.4 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including: government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports. Search by name, gender, occupation, geography, hobbies and interests, religion and much more.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Biographical entries for 50,000 people connected with Britain's past, from the 4th century BC to 2000.