Databases for Biographical Research

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Billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.
Biography Reference Source offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies.
Provides access to hundreds of reference books (encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, quotations) from over 70 academic publishers.
Featuring comprehensive literary biographies, you'll find profiles of more than 143,000 past and present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights.
Provides combined access to Dictionary of Literary Biography, Literature Criticism Online, and Something About the Author Online.
Biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 150,000 writers in all disciplines.
Biographies of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century.
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Covers the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.