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Biographies
Partnered with MyFamily.com this collection of more than 4,000 databases covers U.S., U.K., and Canada and includes census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. In-library use only. Please come to Hinckley Library to use. Not available to off-campus students.
Biography In Context (Biography Resource Center) (Gale)Login Required
Biographies
Search for people - both current & historic from all eras and fields of endeavor.
Blooms Literary Reference Collection (Blooms Literature)Login Required
Articles Biographies Movies/Films
This resource contains critical essays from over 500 literary journals and 2,300 scholarly and critical books, including 700 titles published by Bloom's Literary Criticism and Facts On File. Also included in the database are more than 13,000 biographies, 45,000 character entries, 5,000 synopses of literary works and hundreds of images and videos. Also, explore some of the most significant figures in literature from ancient times to the present day.
Britannica Academic EditionLogin Required
Dictionaries / Thesauri Encyclopedia Information Maps
An excellent online encyclopedia, dictionary, and world atlas. Don't know much about your topic? Start here.
Family Search
Biographies Website
The largest collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the world. From Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
FindLaw Constitutional Law Center
Biographies Encyclopedia Information Website
Not specifically a government site, this site, produced by Thomson Reuters, is a free educational resource site dedicated to the United States Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court: historical documents, biographies, Supreme Court Decisions, Town Hall forum, Federal & State Statutes & more....
Gale Reference (GVRL)Login Required
Biographies Encyclopedia Information
All of your favorite reference books online. Search within one reference title, across several reference titles, or even across several other Gale databases. 
HathiTrust
Articles Biographies
HathiTrust (pronounced "Hot'-y" is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than sixty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide.
History Reference CenterLogin Required
Articles Biographies Movies/Films
(via EbscoHost) Full text from more than 860 history reference books and encyclopedias, cover to cover full text from nearly 60 history magazines, 58,000 historical documents, 43,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 12,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical film and video.

 

History Study Center - primary and secondary sources
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History Study Center by Proquest is a collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day. Includes reference books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, transcripts of historical speeches, images and video clips. Study Units offer editorially selected material on over 500 historical topics.
InfoPlease
Biographies Dictionaries / Thesauri Encyclopedia Information
Provides a free, online  encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, biographies and more...
Library of Congress
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The LOC's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. Search the library's catalog and collections.
Literature Criticism Online (Gale)Login Required
Biographies Encyclopedia Information
Includes author biographies and reviews and criticism of their works in contemporary, children, drama, poetry, and short story literature.
Literature Resource Center (Gale)Login Required
Biographies
Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline; 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.
MAS Ultra - School EditionLogin Required
Biographies Images Maps
(via EbscoHost) Designed specifically for high school libraries; provides full text for more than 700 popular general interest and current events publications as far back as 1975; also more than 500 full text pamphlets, 542 full text reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,135 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.
MasterFILE PremierLogin Required
Articles Biographies Images
(via EbscoHost) Multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 2,000 general reference publications dating as far back as 1975. Also includes more than 360 full text reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,135 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.
National Portrait Gallery - Portal to American Portraits
Biographies Images Website
Search more than 100,000 portrait records from the Catalog of American Portraits (CAP), a survey of American portraits in public and private collections across the United States and abroad.
Poetry Foundation
Articles Biographies Website
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. Browse poems, poets, articles, videos and more.
Who's Alive and Who's Dead
Biographies
Best source on the internet for finding out which of the noted personalities of our time are still with us.
World of Scientific Biography by Eric Weisstein (& World of Science Encyclopedia)
Biographies Encyclopedia Information
Contains author compiled encyclopedias of astronomy, scientific biography, chemistry, and physics.

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