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For children ages 8-12. Learn about famous people through direct articles, as well as with games like Celebrity Hangman and Sports Match Game.
A growing collection of brief sketches covering over 25,000 diverse personalities, including historical figures, politicians, sports, entertainers, and more.
Biographical Dictionary
This dictionary includes more than 27,000 notable men and women from ancient times to the present day. Please note: This site may not be viewable if you are using a web browser other than Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress
Search by name, state, party and position from 1784 to the present. Includes the Continental Congress.
Biographies of Notable People
Includes: Entertainment Biographies, Sports Personalities, Selected World Rulers by Country or Region, Business Biographies, Famous African Americans, Famous Women, Famous Asian Pacific Americans, Notable Hispanic Americans, Notable American Indians, Notable Artists, Notable Architects, Notable Explorers, Notable Scientists, Famous Math Minds. From Factmonster.
Biographies of Women Mathematicians
Biography Resource Center
Accessible to current ANSER Library cardholders. A comprehensive database of biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Scroll down and click on 'Proceed' button.
Encyclopedia of World Biography
"A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture." From Thrall's Virtual Reference Library. Available to members of Thrall.
The HistoryMakers
The archive contains over 500 oral history interviews of African Americans. They are grouped thematically by occupations. Each brief biography also includes a photograph of the subject. A timeline of events goes back to the 1800s.
Meet Amazing Americans
Includes: Activists and Reformers, Adventurers and Explorers, Athletes and Entertainers, Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Leaders and Statesmen, Musicians and Composers, Scientists and Inventors, U.S. Presidents, Writers and Artists. From the Library of Congress.
Women Who Changed History
From Scholastic.

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