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General Biography Sources
American National Biography
American National Biography offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation. For British biography, see the Dictionary of National Biography (DNB).
Sponsored by the Arts & Entertainment channel, this website includes text and video on many people.
Marquis Who's Who on the Web
This database offers over 1.3 million biographies on leaders and achievers from around the world in the areas of business, law, science, medicine, the arts, government, entertainment and more. This collection is available for one user at a time.
Dictionary of National Biography
The DNB offers 50,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2000. For Americans, see the American National Biography.
Specialized Biography Sources