A guide to biographical sources available through the Smith College Libraries.
- Dictionary of Literary Biography
Lengthy literary biographies covering past & present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights.
- Gale Literary Index
Sources for biographies of writers in many disciplines.
- Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Full text articles on scientists, from classical antiquity to modern times.
- Politics in America [CQ]
Profiles of members of Congress - personalities, political styles, legislative agendas, political ambitions, and reputations.
- Deutsche Biographie
Covers German women and men who have made significant political, economic, social, scientific, technical, or artistic achievements.
- Dictionary of Irish Biography
Covers Irish men and women who made a significant contribution in Ireland and abroad, and those born overseas who had noteworthy careers in Ireland.
- Oxford Dictionary of African Biography
- Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Indexes reference sources containing biographical entries on individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and world region.
- Biography Index 1984+
Indexes articles, books, and autobiographies for people from antiquity to the present and from all fields and nationalities.
- Ancestry (Library Edition)
Census, vital, church, court & immigration records for the US & UK, plus other areas. Major components: US federal census 1790-1930 (incl. manuscript returns); historical maps; Social Security Death Index; etc.
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