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Biography Resources

A guide to online resources for finding biographies.

 

A&E Biography
Website for the magazine and television show.

Biography Online
Biographies of famous people, arranged thematically.

Biography Reference Bank
Accessible from the iConn website using your Silas Bronson Library card barcode number.

Biography Reference Center
Accessible from the iConn website using your Silas Bronson Library card barcode number.


Thematic Biographies

African Americans
Biographies of famous African Americans.

Baseball Hall of Fame
Includes biographies of past inductees.

Christians of the Past
Biographical sketches of over 200 saints and other Christians. Organized in chronological, calendar and alphabetical order. Sponsored by the Society of Archbishop Justus.

Civil War Biographies
Biographies from the Civil War Trust.

Congressional Members/United States Congress
Biographical directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to present. 

Country Music Hall of Fame
Includes biographies of inductees.

German Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Biographies of famous German immigrants.

Inventors
National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Jewish Biographies
From the Jewish Virtual Library.

Muslim Biographies
Historical and contemporary biographies from Oxford Islamic Studies Online.

Nobel Prize
Official website of the Nobel Prize with biographies of award recipients.

Presidents/US
Background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files and other presidential sites. From the Internet Public Library.

Presidents and First Ladies/US
Biographies of Presidents & First Ladies. Presidential news, policies and history as well as speeches, photos and a site for children. From the White House. 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Includes biographies of inductees.

Sports Biographies
Very short biographies of famous sports figures. From infoplease.

National Women's Hall of Fame
Historically distinguished women, living and deceased.

Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame
Historically distinguished women, living and deceased