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BIOGRAPHY SOURCES

Sponsored by the University of Alabama, this site provides brief biographies, some with pictures, of women in the sciences from past and present. The site can be searched alphabetically by name, by scientific field or by date.
 
An A-Z biographical reference that focuses on individual artists and groups in all popular styles active from 1990 to the present, including those in rock, rhythm and blues, rap, country, electronica, jazz, vocal and classical. Features include select discographies, bibliographies, a glossary of musical terms, and other information. Also features appendix essays on various topics including the music industry, rap, and grunge.
 
Biographical information for all individuals who have served in the United States Congress and the Continental Congress. Biographies are also included for persons who have served as delegates to Congress from the territories of the United States. Using the drop-down lists, you can create useful lists, for example, a list of all U.S. Presidents who served in the Congress.
 
Search 25,000 biographies of notable personalities from antiquity to the present. Searchable by name only. Many with photographs.
 
People Search, Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Biographical Dictionary, Geographical Dictionary, and their Collegiate Dictionary.
 
This encyclopedia looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Containing thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more, this new encyclopedia fills a need in this key area of religious studies.
 
Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.
 
Covers the failure of the U.S. economy and its gradual recovery, with special attention to the New Deal, as well as the global situation, including the rise of Hitler. The Almanac covers the era in 16 subject chapters. Biographies profiles 29 major figures of the period. Primary Sources features annotated excerpts from speeches, newspaper and magazine articles, literature, and other documents from the period.
 
African-Americans in the Sciences
 
Find where famous people are buried, alphabetically or geographically.
 
Covers the failure of the U.S. economy and its gradual recovery, with special attention to the New Deal, as well as the global situation, including the rise of Hitler. The Almanac covers the era in 16 subject chapters. Biographies profiles 29 major figures of the period. Primary Sources features annotated excerpts from speeches, newspaper and magazine articles, literature, and other documents from the period.
 
By accessing this site, hosted by the Library Of Congress, you will be linked to an excellent wealth of sources and information on African Americans in Science and Technology.

Entire collection of more than 1,500 memoirs of deceased members of NAS, including naturalist Louis Agassiz, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Margaret Mead, and Albert Einstein.  Large photo and signature are included.
 
From the National Inventors Hall of Fame, this site provides biographical sketches of the great inventors of America. Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Eli Whitney, among others.
 
Provides a biographical profile and selected bibliography for over 200 women inducted into the National Woman's Hall of Fame.
 
This is the official web site of the Nobel Foundation. There is a database of prizes and laureates that can be searched by prize category, or by name, nationality, keyword, or birth or death year.
 
Amazing directory of over 53,115 current and former United States Presidents and Congressmen, state & territorial Governors, U.S. Ambassadors and other diplomatic chiefs of mission, cabinet officers, mayors of many cities, and (with varying coverage) state officials and delegates to national party conventions giving the locations of their final resting places. Numerous entry points, including alphabetical, by state and office, by birth or death date, and many others.
 
A biographical directory of the 41 presidents, from Washington to Clinton. The links to presidential Internet sites include biographies, speeches, writings and where possible, audio and video clips. Election results, odd facts and presidential term highlights have been added to enrich this resource. First ladies, cabinet members, and additional important members of presidential life are also covered.
 
Biographical profiles of notable African-Americans of the 20th Century, compiled from the HistoryMakers video oral history archive.

Traveler databases offer magazines, books, encyclopedias, and other resources to all Arkansas residents. Research current events, science, business, health, notable people, hobbies, and much more from your library, school, home or office.  Ask how to access Traveler at your college/university, public library or school.