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Biographical Information

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Biography in Context is a comprehensive database of biographical information on people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. It contains biographies from reference works and full-text articles from periodicals. Further info and title list

The Biographical Dictionary
Contains information on over 19,000 notable people from ancient times to the present.

Discover Biography
Browse over 5000 people by name A-Z, by field of endeavor, and more; or use the Search field at top right to search by name. From The Biography Channel.

Biographies of Women Mathematicians
Part of an on-going project by students in mathematics classes at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia to illustrate the numerous achievements of women in the field of mathematics.

The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences
African Americans who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering.

National Portrait Gallery
At the Smithsonian. Search for portraits of famous Americans including presidents.

Notable Women Ancestors
Offers both genealogical and historical information about many famous (and infamous) women throughout history.

The Presidents and First Ladies
From the history pages at the White House web site.


Finding People

Online Directories
Listings of phone and email directories from our directory page.

Write To a Celeb
Mailing addresses for famous people. Free service with no pop-up ads, but we haven't verified that the addresses are current.

How to Contact a Celebrity
Suggestions for locating addresses, fan clubs, and websites for celebrities. Links to both free and paid services.