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.

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 will find in no other biography database. It covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images!

Explora

Explora - Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Explora for Kids

Explora for Kids is a research database designed with students and educators in mind. Elementary school students can learn about their favorite subject. Look up words. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find pictures. Translate articles into more than 30 languages. 

Explora for Teens

Explora for Teens is a research database designed for middle and high school students and educators. Learn more about your favorite subject. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find images for class projects and learn vocabulary.  Translate articles  into more than 30 languages.

Granger's World of Poetry

The Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry Online, updated weekly with new full-text poems, biographies, and commentaries, offers users access to 250,000 poems in full text with 450,000 poem citations. Granger’s also includes a wide range of critical and historical tools and features to enhance understanding and enjoyment of poetry.

Heritage Quest

With an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s, this collection can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past, while also providing a comprehensive treasury of genealogical sources rich in unique records, local and family histories, and finding-aids.

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is content-rich, authoritative, engaging and easy-to-use.  It's features are age-appropriate, reliable, and perfect for today's young learners. Its curriculum-related content covers a broad range of educational topics with a modern, graphical interface. The design helps kids explore and gain comfort with database searching. Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research – and makes it fun!

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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