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African American Biographical Database
A source for information on 19th and early 20th century African American lives and culture, a digitized collection of books published 1790-1950.
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American National Biography Online
Two- to three-page biographies of 17,500 Americans from earliest history to current day, with occupation and birthplace searching and some pictures, 1600-present.
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Ancestry Library
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Census forms and other genealogical tools.
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Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Provides references to names in hundreds of biographical dictionaries dating from the mid-20th century to present.
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Biography in Context
Brief biographies from Who's Who and other sources. Current.
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Contemporary Black Biography
Biographies of thousands of African Americans
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Literature Criticism Online
Biographies and substantial excerpts from critical responses over time, on the works of a huge number of authors from classical time to the present.
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National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoirs
Brief biographies of American scientists written by their peers, since 1877.
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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
United Kingdom's national biographical dictionary, containing 50,000 biographies from earliest times to the present.
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