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Resources for Biographies
This online dictionary "offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation." Access limited to 5 simultaneous users.
"Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. Here are over 10,000 scholarly biographies of persons who were significant in Australian history." (from website)
"28,000+ very brief entries for individuals from ancient times to the present."
"25,000+ biographies sponsored by A & E's Biography television series."
Represents important "persons who died between the years 1000 and 1930 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years."
Contains "signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour ... ."
Contains "over 3,000 biographies of New Zealanders who have 'made their mark' on this country."
Profiles of prominent women in many fields throughout history.
Copious information about all winners of the various Nobel prizes.
50,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2000.
"Biographies, pictures and speeches from each of the prime ministers since 1867."