Biography Reference Center

Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of more than 460,000 full-text biographies, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not currently available in other databases. This resource provides superior coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).

Content Includes:

  • More than 460,000 full-text biographies

Prestigious Reference Collections:

  • 9,000 Biographies from American National Biography (Oxford University Press)
  • Biography Today's Complete Collection
  • Biography's Complete Collection
  • Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography
  • Biographies from Columbia University Press
  • Congressional Biographies from the American Reference Library
  • Biographies from Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Hutchinson’s Biography Database
  • Notable American Women (Harvard University Press)
  • People in the News Collection
  • Profiles of United States Presidents
  • Biographies from Salem Press


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