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Biography Index (Ref 920.16 B520) 1946 to 1984.

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Encyclopedias

African American National Biography. (Ref 920.073 G223) New York: Oxford University, 2008.

American National Biography (Ref 920 G191) 24 vols. plus supplement. New York: Oxford, 1999.

- This includes the Biography Index from 1985 to the present. Library has 1946 to 1984 at (Ref 920.16 B520).

Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia. (Ref 920.003 C355e) 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge, 1998.

Dictionary of American Biography. (Ref 920 D561) 20 vols. plus supplements. New York: Scribner's 1928 to present.

Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. (Ref 920 J135) 5 vols. New York: Charles Scribner's 1998-2002.

A to Z of Native American Women. (Ref 920.72 So59) New York: Facts on File, 1998.

A to Z of Women in World History. (Ref 920.72 K955) New York: Facts on File, 2002.

American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies. (Ref 810.9 Am352) 4 vols. with supplements. New York: Scribner's, 1974-2001.

Distinguished Asian American Business Leaders. (Ref 923.3 H613) Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2003.

First Ladies: A Biographical Dictionary. (Ref 973.0922 Sch57) New York: Facts on File, 2001.

- Includes
  • American Men and Women of Science
  • Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians since 1990
  • Dictionary of Scientific Biography
  • Encyclopedia of World Biography
  • Newsmakers
  • Notable Sports Figures
  • Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures
  • Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960's

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. (Ref 780.3 G919) 29 vols. 2nd ed. New York: Grove, 2001.

Notable American Women, 1607-1950. (Ref 920.72 N843) 3 vols. Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 1971.

Notable American Women, the Modern Period. (Ref 920.72 N843a) Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 1980.

Notable Asian Americans. (Ref 920.073 Z61) New York: Gale, 1995.

Notable Hispanic American Women. (Ref 920.72 T237) Detroit: Gale, 1993.

Notable Twentieth Century Scientists. (Ref 500.922 M229) 4 vols. New York: Gale, 1995.

Prominent Women of the 20th Century. (Ref 920.72 Sa12) 4 vols. New York: UXL, 1996.

Who's Who in African-American History. (Ref 920.073 Sm65) New York: Smithmark, 1994.

Websites

Biography - Part of A&E's web site. Based on the Cambridge Biographical Dictionary. Provides paragraph-length information on 15,000 individuals throughout history.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present - Biographies of women. Some are essays posted on this site, while others are linked to off-site resources.

Echo Science and Technology Virtual Center - Search by name in the keyword seach box for this site.

Presidents of the United States (POTUS) - Background information, election results, and biographies of each president.

Who's Alive and Who's Dead The people "are grouped according to the accomplishments for which they are best known."

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