Biography Resources

American National Biography logoAmerican National Biography Online

The landmark American National Biography offers portraits of more than 19,000 men & women — from all eras and walks of life — whose lives have shaped the nation.

Biography Reference Center

The Biography Reference Center  is a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies on popular and heavily-researched figures. Users can locate biographies of interest by browsing key categories, including occupation, nationality, publication and more than 30 genre categories including actors, artists, athletes, authors, current world leaders, explorers, scientists and many others.

Current Biography DatabaseCurrent Biography Illustrated Database

Topics covered in the Current Biography Illustrated database include art history & criticism, architecture & architectural history, archaeology, antiques, museum studies, graphic arts, industrial design, landscape architecture, interior design, folk art, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, decorative arts, costume design, television and video, motion pictures, advertising art, non-western art, textiles and much more.