Biography Databases

Biography Reference Center

Biography Reference Center

Biography Reference Centger provides thousands of unique and reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography and Biography Today. In addition to keyword search, users can locate biographies by subject occupation, activity, nationality, gender, birthplace and more.

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Britannica School

This resource provides great research material appropriate for elementary school, middle school, and high school students.  Content from the high school level of Britannica will also appeal to adults.

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Contemporary Authors

Provides biographical and bibliographical information and references on many U.S. and international authors.

Literary Reference Center

Contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.

Mas Ultra School Edition

Contains biographies, images and primary source documents aimed at the high school student.

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE™ Premier contains nearly 1,750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also find nearly 500 full text reference books and biographies.  Also use this resource to access Consumer Reports online for free.

Middle Search Plus

Middle school students can access biographies, historical essays, encyclopedias, and popular, middle school magazines. Provides access to full text for more than 140 middle school magazines, 85,639 biographies, 104,481 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 285,912 photos, maps and flags.

NoveList K-8 Plus

This reader’s advisory tool for students also contains author information.

NoveList Plus

This is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We’re Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. For school media specialists and teachers there are Picture Book Extenders and articles on Teaching with Fiction.