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General Resources

  • AE Biographies (  - The database puts over 20,000 of the greatest lives, past and present, at your fingertips. Enter a name in the search box to discover who notable people were, what they did and why.
  • Academy of Achievement - "In the Gallery of Achievers, we focus on individuals who have shaped the twentieth century by their accomplishments." Explore profiles of heroes in the Halls of Arts, Business, Public Service, Science Exploration, Sports and the American Dream. Biographies are supplemented by interviews and quotes, and include audio and video of their subjects.
  • Biographical Directory of the U. S. Congress - Biographies of individuals who have served in Congress from 1774 through the present.
  • Nobel Prize Internet Archive

Women's Biographies