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General Reference Collection: Biographies

Syracuse University Library's online reference collection.

Biographical Sources from Credo

Credo offers hundreds of specialized biographical reference sources covering the past and present.  Examples of general biographical sources:

Biographical Reference Sources

Search our full list of biography databases, which include:

American National Biography

Biographical dictionary of about 17,500 notable American men and women from all eras of American history who are no longer alive. Includes illustrations and hypertext links to other web resources. Search American National Biography Online

Contemporary Authors

A bio-bibliographical guide, CA covers more than 100,000 current writers in a wide range of media, including: current writers of fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, and drama; prominent print and broadcast journalists, editors, photojournalists, syndicated cartoonists, screenwriters, television scriptwriters, and other media people; authors who write in languages other than English, provided their works have been published in the United States or translated into English; and literary greats of the early twentieth century whose works are popular in today's high school and college curriculums and continue to elicit critical attention.

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