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Biography: Online Resources

Find biographical information about all kinds of people: contemporaries and historical figures, famous and not-so-famous.

Database Links

The databases listed on this page are those that are most likely to be helpful in finding biographies. To access the many other databases available via Mack Library follow instructions below.

Online Resources

Online resources are the best place to start looking for biographical information. Look at the list below for an online resource that is specific to your subject area or to the region of the world that the person comes from.

If you can't find what you need in the online resources, then check the suggested reference books or the library catalog.

  • Be sure to check Full Text Finder for periodicals that may be fulltext in another database in our collection. Full Text Finder will also indicate the print subscription in our library, if we have it. 
  • When the record states that an embargo is in place for a certain length of time, the publisher has refused to allow the digitization of the articles for the current months, year or years.
  • If we have the print subscription, then you may photocopy or scan articles to PDF and send to your email.
  • If we don't have the print, then you may request articles via InterLibrary Loan from another school library by filling out the ILL form on our home page or choose the ILL tab in this LibGuide for easy access.