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Biography

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Biography 

 

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This section covers general biographies and subject biographies not found elsewhere in our subject guides. Please see African American Web site listings for biographies of blacks, Art for artists, Literature for author biographies, Science for scientists, Women for women, etc.

For additional online resources that the Library subscribes to, please visit our Electronic Resources for Biography

 

The American Presidents

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents

Biographies of Presidents and First Ladies. Slideshows are also available.

 

Biographical Dictionary

http://www.s9.com 

Brief biographies of over 25,000 "notable" men and women past and present. 

 

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present

http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp 

Search by name, position or state to find paragraph-length biographies of the approximately 13,000 people who represented states or territories in the US Congress or the Continental Congress.

 

Biography

http://www.infoplease.com/people.html 

From the InfoPlease Almanac, a massive directory of notable people, past and present. You can look up particular names or fields of endeavor, such as business, entertainment, presidents...or people who died in recent years.

 

Biography.com

http://www.biography.com 

Thumbnail sketches of more than 20,000 famous people.

 

Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/world-leaders-1/index.html

"The CIA publishes and updates the online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments regularly. The directory is intended to be used primarily as a reference aid and includes as many governments of the world as is considered practical, some of them not officially recognized by the United States."

 

Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography

http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography

This site lists famus scientists including prize winners.

 

Famous New Jerseyites

http://www.50states.com/bio/newjerse.htm 

This site lists many of New Jersey’s famous people, including their place of birth.

 

Find A Grave

http://www.findagrave.com 

Search this site by name, location (state, country, continent), or claim to fame to learn where famous people are buried. Photographs of some of the gravesites are also included.

 

The First Ladies

https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/first-ladies

This site provides informative biographies of the first ladies (from the White House home page). 

 

From Revolution to Reconstruction and what happened afterwards: Presidents

http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/biographies

Use this site to access biographical information on the presidents of the United States. Texts of their speeches and presidential papers are accessible here as well.

 

Nobelprize.org

http://nobelprize.org 

At this multimedia site devoted to the Nobel prize you will find solid biographies of the laureates.

 

ObitFinder

http://www.legacy.com/NYTimes/DeathNotices.asp?Page=ObitFinder 

Search obituaries from over 400 U.S., Canadian, and U.K. newspapers, in addition to obituaries in the Social Security Death Index.

 

Paid Death Notices—The New York Times 

http://www.legacy.com/NYTimes/DeathNotices.asp 

Search here for paid death notices from the last 365 days of the print edition of The New York Times.

 

Social Security Death Index

http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693

Search over 60 million names to find dates of birth and death for less famous citizens--anyone with a Social Security card. 

 

How To Contact Elected Officials

https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials

Links to the official sites of elected and appointed Federal officials in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches.

 

Who's Alive and Who's Dead

http://www.whosaliveandwhosdead.com 

Birth and death dates of actors, artists, astronauts, athletes, musicians, politicians, and other famous people.

 

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