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Biography

Short Biographies

The resources listed in this section provide access to short biographies: anywhere from a paragraph long to several pages long. They are great starting places. For more comprehensive information, check out our links for Books, and Articles & Videos.

Online Reference Books

The collections below consist of reference books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks.

Background Resources

Credo Reference

Credo Reference

Articles from encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference sources from all subject areas. Includes images, audio pronunciation files, maps, and data tables.

Gale Ebooks

Gale Ebooks

Collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks covering a variety of subject areas.

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online

Articles from encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference sources from all subject areas. Includes quotations, maps, and illustrations.

Web Sites

Credit for all quoted annotations:

Skarl, Susie. "This is Your Life: a Collection of Online Biographical Resources." College & Research Libraries News, July/August 2014,  crln.acrl.org/index.php/crlnews/issue/view/602