Biographical Databases

Primary Databases

Brill's New Pauly Encyclopedia
Covers Greco-Roman antiquity, from the second millennium BC to early medieval Europe, as well as its continuous influence on culture and religion

Discovery Education
Downloadable educational videos from sources like PBS & Clearvue. See our tutorial | See login information

Ebrary eBook Collection
Our largest collection of eBooks! Get the Ebrary mobile app!

Ebsco eBook Collection
Over 100,000 fulltext ebooks covering all areas. See how to download Ebsco eBooks

Encyclopedia Britannica
Information on every topic imaginable

Films on Demand
Our premium academic video database! see our How-To Guide for this database

Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks
FullText Reference eBooks

Humanities Ebook Collection
Over 2000 FullText Ebooks in history and the humanities

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory
Critical survey of figures, schools and movements in literary theory

Oxford Reference Online Collection
Online reference books, including several biographical reference books in specific subjects

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Tennessee Records
A collection of Tennessee birth, death, and tax records stretching back to the 1700s that have been digitized by They are accessible to everyone in Tennessee for free with the creation of a free guest account.

Women And Social Movements In The U.S., 1600-2000
Full Text database

World Book Encyclopedia
Fulltext reference database on every topic imaginable

Additional Databases

Bloom's Literary Reference Online
Examines writers, works & events in world literature

HeritageQuest Online
Find genealogical information on people and places from various sources

Excellent source for scholarly fulltext articles. See our JSTOR tutorial

Web Resources and Professional Organizations

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

Biographical Dictionary
More than 28,000 entries
The web's best bios, including Biography on A&E

Black America Web
News and information featuring a wide array of viewpoints and perspectives

Documentary Films
Free documentaries films from snagfilms

ISI Highly Cited
Information about individuals and institutions who have contributed to research and the advancement of the sciences.

Nobel Foundation (Nobel Prize Laureates)
Nobel events and Nobel Laureates Bios

World Almanac
Articles from Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four almanacs