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Biography
Electronic Resources


Subject Departments: Reference & Reader's Advisory
Further resources may be found on the Electronic Resources web page, e-mail or by calling 617-536-5400.

4000 Years of Women in Science   Lists women scientists alphabetically, by century, or by field.

All Movie Guide - Use the "People Finder" of Allmovie.com to find information on actors, crew or anyone involved in the making of a film.

All Music Guide - Search for biographies of musicians in a variety of genre (eg blues, rock, country, jazz, etc.)

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress - Provides brief biographies of current and former members of the United States Congress.

Biographies of Women Mathematicians - Includes information about individuals, prizes and honors for women mathematicians, and first Ph.D's for women in the field.

Biography.com - Includes 25,000 personalities from the television show Biography.

Biography-Center - Aims to index all biographies available on the Web.

Dead People Server - This is a list of interesting celebrities who are long dead, newly dead or might plausibly be dead.

Distinguished Women of the Past and Present

Famous Hispanics

Famous People from 50states.com - Use this site to identify people from various states - use other links to search for additional information about them.

Find a Grave.com - Search by name, location, category ("claim to fame"), or by birth and death dates.

First Ladies of the United States

Invention Dimension - Search for inventors by last name, or search by invention.

Jewish Heroes and Heroines in America - Links are provided to virtual exhibits of the Fraiberg Judaica Collections at Florida Atlantic University.

List of Popes  Popes listed chronologically, from 32 A.D. to the present.

NASA Astronaut Biographies - Facts from the Johnson Space Center about astronauts, starting with individuals on active duty in 1995. See "More About Astronauts" to access the the "Astronaut Fact Book" for information on former and deceased astronauts.

National Inventors Hall of Fame - To find members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, search by last name, date of induction, or check the index of inventions.

National Portrait Gallery - Portrait or Biographical searches

Nobel Prizes - Select category, then "laureates" to get list of laureates by year, or search by name. This is the official site of the Nobel Foundation, and includes extensive information about prize winners.

The Political Graveyard - Find the burial sites of politicians, judges, and diplomats.

Presidents of the United States - Information about each President, including Internet biographies, election results, cabinet members and notable events.

Who's Alive and Who's Dead

Women's International Center (WIC) Biography Index