Online Biography Resources

Selected Biographical Sources

These resources are available to anyone on campus. They are also available off campus to Chemeketa students and employees.

  • Resources that are available to anyone, anywhere, are marked with a "world" symbol. world symbol indicating that this resource is available to anyone, from all locations
  • Resources available to Chemeketa users are marked with an information button that links to more information about the database. link to more information about this database

All categories
Biographies Polysearch Engine Search up to six biographical sources at once. world symbol indicating that this resource is available to anyone, from all locations
Biography.com - http://www.biography.com The site for the TV program, "Biography." Has short biographical entries on thousands of persons. world symbol indicating that this resource is available to anyone, from all locations
Dead People Server Answers the question, "Has [famous person] died?" Has dates of birth and death, and sometimes links to other biographical material. world symbol indicating that this resource is available to anyone, from all locations
Discovering Collection Includes more than 28,000 biographies Link to more information about this database
Distinguished Women of the Past And Present Offers biographies of many women throughout history, along with links to biographies on other Web sites. world symbol indicating that this resource is available to anyone, from all locations
Encyclopedia of World Biography Covers persons from various cultures and time periods Link to more information about this database

Artists
Oxford Art Online (Grove Art Online) More information about this database Numerous biographies of artists
Union List of Artist Names Online Getty Research Institute listing; may point to possible source of information world symbol indicating that this resource is available to anyone, from all locations

Authors, illustrators, editors, & publishers
Literature Resource Center More information about this database Includes articles from Dictionary of Literary Biography and Contemporary Authors, New Revision. Over 135,000 persons are covered.

Biography By Ethnicity
African American Authors, 1745-1945: A Bio-bibliographical Critical Sourcebook More information about this database
Dictionary of Jewish Biography More information about this database Contains brief biographical information on over 3000 persons
Great Lives from History: Latinos More information about this database A three volume work covering over 500 Latinos in the United States from the 1700s to the present
Notable Latino Americans: A Biographical Dictionary More information about this database

Musicians
AllMusic Guide Brief biographies of musicians. world symbol indicating that this resource is available to anyone, from all locations

Politicians
Biographical Directory of the American Congress world symbol indicating that this resource is available to anyone, from all locations
Hutchinson Dictionary of Modern Political Biography More information about this database Brief biographical information for living and dead politicians from all over the world.
IPL2 POTUS (Presidents of the United States of America) world symbol indicating that this resource is available to anyone, from all locations

Regional
Liberators, Patriots, and Leaders of Latin America: 32 Biographies More information about this database

Scientists
American Men & Women of Science (Gale Virtual Reference) More information about this database Profiles scientists living at the time of publication (2010).
Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography (Gale Virtual Reference) More information about this database   In-depth biographies on scientists of all periods.
• National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoirs has many volumes on ebrary College Complete More information about this database Life histories of deceased members of the Academy.
Women in the Biological Sciences: A Biobibliographic Sourcebook More information about this database Sixty-five women from different places and times

Women
Dictionary of Women Worldwide (Gale Virtual Reference) More information about this database Brief biographies of over 20,000 women in all ages.
Distinguished Women of Past and Present world symbol indicating that this resource is available to anyone, from all locations Offers biographies of many women throughout history, along with links to biographies on other Web sites
Women in the Biological Sciences: A Biobibliographic Sourcebook More information about this database Sixty-five women from different places and times

Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia (Gale Virtual Reference) More information about this database A 17 volume collection of biographies from ancient times through the present.


Finding Additional Biographies

Search within e-book collections (search within the texts of ebooks)

          Search in Ebrary College Complete
          Search in NetLibrary
          Choose another e-book collection to search


To comment or request help, please e-mail Reference or call 503.399.5231.

Address of this page: http://library.chemeketa.edu/information/virtual/biography.php

Updated: 13 August 2014