Databases by subject: Biography

African American Biographical Database

Find biographies of thousands of African Americans and extended narratives of African American activists, former slaves, performing artists, educators, writers, and more from 1790-1950.

American National Biography online

Find full text portraits of now-deceased men and women from all eras and walks of life whose lives have shaped America.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Find citations to biographies from many different sources of living and deceased people from all time periods and geographical locations.

Biography in Context

Find biographies of current and historic people throughout history. Searchable by name, occupation, nationality, place of birth, and place of death.

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

Find full text entries from Gale biographical resources about authors.

Literature Resource Center

Full-text of biographies, bibliographies, and literary criticism of authors from all time periods covering novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers from antiquity-present.

North American Indian Thought and Culture

Find biographies, autobiographies, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories on indigenous peoples of North America.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography provides signed biographies of 50,000 men and women who have shaped all aspects of British history from the earliest times up to the present. It is searchable by name, full text, references, contributors, images, and may also be browsed alphabetically by name, or by themes.