Biography Reference Center (E-book)

Biography Reference Center™ offers a comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

In addition to keyword searching, users can also locate biographies of interest by browsing more than 30 genre categories, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, figures relevant to U.S. & world history, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, current world leaders and many others.


  • 9,000 Biographies from American National Biography (Oxford University Press)
  • Biography Today's Complete Collection
  • Biography's Complete Collection
  • Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography
  • Columbia University Press Biographies
  • Congressional Biographies from the American Reference Library
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Biographies
  • Hutchinson’s Biography Database
  • Notable American Women (Harvard University Press)
  • People in the News Collection
  • Profiles of United States Presidents
  • Salem Press Biographies
  • And more