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Biography: Literature, Science, Business, Social Science

Trustworthy biographical data is a cornerstone of research, whether one needs to place a person in historical and cultural context, verify birth date and place, or introduce a speaker to an audience.

Literary Biography Database

One database searches all volumes of both the Dictionary of Literary Biography & the Contemporary Authors series.  

Find here biographical, bibliographical, and analytical information on writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television and other fields.  Includes living and deceased writers from all fields and all nations.  

Social Science

Business & Industry

Science Biographical Database

Science Biographical Reference Book

Reference & Instruction Department

Reference & Instruction Department
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