Biographical Databases

Database Description Coverage More Info
Ancestry Library

Ancestry® Library Edition, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.

1300-present more info
Biography in Context

Biography in Context combines Gale biographies with related full-text articles from magazines and newspapers, thousands of images, and links to vetted websites.

Current and retrospective more info
Credo Reference

Credo Reference provides access to hundreds of reference books (encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, quotations) from over 70 academic publishers.

2000-present more info
Dictionary of Literary Biography

Featuring comprehensive literary biographies, you'll find profiles of more than 143,000 past and present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights.

1978-present more info
Gale Literary Sources

Gale Literary Sources provides combined access to Dictionary of Literary Biography, Literature Criticism Online and to Something About the Author Online.

1400's-present more info
Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center offers up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 150,000 writers in all disciplines,

Varies by Publication more info
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Biographies of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century.

Romans to 21st Century more info
Something About the Author

Something About the Author Online covers the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.

1971-present more info