African American Biographical Database (AABD)
Biographical information, including photographs and illustrations, for African Americans. From Chadwyck-Healey. Access restricted to TWU.
28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day. Searchable by birth years, death years, positions held, professions, literary and artistic works, achievements, and other keywords.
- Biographies [Blupete's]
25,000 lives past and present.
Biography Index Past and Present
Biographical information, including photographs and illustrations. Biography Index cites biographical articles indexed in other Wilson databases, plus select other titles. Current books of individual and collective biography are cited each year, as well as biographical material in otherwise non-biographical books.
Artists' Biographies [Artnet.com]
Short biographical snippets about various artists from the Grove Dictionary of Art. Full entries cannot be displayed without a subscription to the Grove Dictionary of Art.
- Composers [Naxos]
- Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers
- Masters of Photography
Major 20th century and contemporary visual artists.
Union List of Artist Names
200,000 names representing approximately 100,000 individual artists (or "creators," including performance artists, decorative artists, etc.) and architects, cumulated from nine participating Getty Information Institute documentation projects.
- American Presidents
- Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress, 1774-Present
- World Leaders
- De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors
The Political Graveyard
Directory of over 12,000 former United States Presidents and Congressmen, giving their burial locations. Numerous entry points, including alphabetically, by state and office, by birth or death date, and many others.
- Presidents of the United States [POTUS]
- Presidents of the United States [White House] British and European royal families.
Genealogies for the members of the royal families of the British Isles.
Heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders who don't occupy either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, usually going back to at least 1900.
- Biographies of Biologists
The Faces of Science: African-Americans in the Sciences
Biographies of African-American scientists.
- National Inventors Hall of Fame search
Biographies of 207 prominent Canadian scientists.
MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive: Indexes of Biographies
A collection of over 1000 biographies of mathematicians, 200 of which are quite detailed. Also a series of documents on the development of various branches of mathematics.
- Great Writers [Book Lovers]
A fully searchable library of more than 345,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies and key criticism and reference resources. Access restricted to TWU.
Literature Resource Center [Gale]
Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline. Scribner Writer's Series includes 15-20 page signed essays on more than 1,600 authors and literary genres drawn from 13 acclaimed Scribner print series. Twayne World, US, and English Authors each contain the full text of 200 frequently used Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, US, or English authors, for a total of 600 full-text titles. Also includes Contemporary Authors (complete biographical and bibliographical information on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors), Contemporary Literary Criticism--Select (more than 35,000 critical essays on contemporary authors, with biographical, critical, principal works, and further study information), and Dictionary of Literary Biography (nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential literary figures from all eras and genres). Access restricted to TWU.
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