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AccessScience provides biographies of eminent scientists searchable by name or subject.
Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Provides information on eminent scientists, including about their personal lives.
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete
This database provides access to Gale's suite of literary biography publications.
Memorial Tributes National Academy of Engineering, vol. 14, 2011
This series contains short biographies of deceased members of the National Academy of Engineering. Published by the National Academies Press, the volumes are searchable and readable online, from Vol.1, published in 1979, to the latest. A searchable listing of all the volumes is available here.
Catalog Search (LibCat)
LibCat (Main Library Catalog)
When searching for biographies in the library catalog, consider the following keywords: Biography, Biographies, Biographical, Biographical Dictionary, Biographical Encyclopedia. Another way to find biographical materials in the catalog that works for finding biographical material on scholars is to input the name of the person and the term Festschrift (a festschrift is a book of scholarship dedicated to a renowned academic that oftentimes provides a biography of the feted academic in the introduction).
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Biography and Genealogy Master Index provides one point of access to Gale products that provide biographical material. Users may search by name or free text. Sometimes results may include multiple versions of a user's name so it is worth looking at each in order to find additional biographies.
Lexis Nexis People Search
Lexis Nexis Academic provides a "Research People" search on its main page where users can search by name. Users may choose to search for biographical references, which draws primarily from the Marquis Who's Who directory, or recent news stories that involve the name entered. The "Research People" search also provides a link to a "People" search that provides more options for limiting the search.
Literature Resource Center
This database provides full text biographies for many literary figures as well as well-known academics. To find biographies, first limit to "Person-By or About" and then search for the name of the person. on the results screen select the second tab, "Biographies."
African American Biographical Database
This database allows users to search by profile or to search the full text of the biographies (click on the search link on the main page).
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
This database contains over 58,000 biographies of people "who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century." Users may search by the name of person, full text, or browse. This database also provides searchable images.