Biographies of Authors and Literary Figures
Contemporary Authors - Provides selected biographical and bibliographical information on U.S. and international authors of journals, novels, poetry, and scripts from the early 20th century to the present.
Dictionary of Literary Biography - Provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
Literary Reference Center (LRC) - A full-text database with plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, articles and essays of literary criticisms, author biographies and in-depth bios, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, and others.
Literature Resource Center - Contains thousands of selected full text critical essays, articles, reviews, poems, short stories and plays. It links to thousands of authoritative web sites, NPR broadcasts; work overviews; biographical essays on authors; author portraits; and definitions of literary terms.
Artist biographies master index Ref. N40 .A78 1986
Biography and genealogy master index Ref. Z 5305 .U5 B56
Cambridge biographical dictionary Ref. CT 103 .C4 1990
Contemporary authors autobiography series Ref. Z 1224 .C76
Notable American women : the modern period : a biographical dictionary Ref. CT 3260 .N573
Who’s Who in America Ref. E 176 .W4
Women scientists from antiquity to the present : an index : an international reference listing and biographical directory of some notable women scientists from ancient to modern times Ref. Q141 .H475 1986
refdesk Biography/Who's Who – Provides links to biographical information, arranged by category such as popes, classical composers, world leaders, inventors and scientists, and others.
Biography.com - A source for biographies about notable people- world leaders, historical figures, authors, celebrities, people in the news, and others through a narrative profile and video presentation, and arranged by caterogy such as best known for, life events, nationality, and date.
InfoPlease.com - Biography - Contains biographies by category such as arts and entertainment, politics and government, science and technology, famous Americans by race and ethnicity, notable women, and others.
Presidential Bios - Provides biographical sketches and portraits of all the U.S. presidents to date, from the official White House website.
Distinguished Women of Past and Present - Presents biographies of women writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and other who contributed to our culture in many different ways.
NASA Astronaut Biographies - Features biographical information on astronauts and members of the space flight crews and candidates for future missions in NASA's space flight program.