Databases: By Subject: Biography

Databases:

African American Experience

Developed with the guidance of African American librarians and subject specialists, The African American Experience (AAE) is the widest ranging and easiest-to-use online database collection on African American history and culture.

African American Studies Center

The Oxford African American Studies Center combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.

Biography in Context

“The Biography in Context is a comprehensive database of biographical information on over 380,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.”

Biography Reference Bank

“Biography Reference Bank offers a breadth and depth of information you’ll find in no other biography database. It covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images!”

Virtual Reference Library

A “world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses,” the Virtual Reference Library features over one million articles about a wide array of subjects.

Websites:

A&E’s Biography (www.biography.com)

Search over 25,000 biographies. Browse biographies by career or search by name.

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