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Databases: Biography

Search for articles in multiple databases

Searches Biography Reference Bank, Credo Reference, eLibrary, Literature Resource Center, and LitFinder.

Complete Database List

Databases marked with an asterisk * are provided by the Nebraska Library Commission with funding from the Nebraska State Legislature.

See also Encyclopedias & Dictionaries databases (many include biographical information).

  • Biography Reference Bank (EBSCOhost) - FULL TEXT

  • Contains more than 111,000 biographies and obituaries and more than 32,000 photographs of the subjects.

  • Credo Reference - FULL TEXT
    A selection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference books including many biographical sources.

  • *eLibrary - FULL TEXT
    Search by name or select "Topics" to browse by category.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - FULL TEXT
    A collection of encyclopedias including many biographical sources.

  • LexisNexis Academic: Biographical Information- FULL TEXT (Dates vary)
    Brief biographical entries on politicians, celebrities, and other leading figures.

  • Literature Resource Center (GaleNet) - FULL TEXT
    Includes biographies of authors from every age and literary discipline.

    Includes biographies and pictures of essayists, poets, and short story authors.

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