- Biography Resource Center
Biographies on more than 340,000 people from key reference sources plus full-text articles from magazines and newspapers.
- Access Science
McGraw Hill’s Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, includes biographies of more than 2000 well-known scientists.
- World Book Advanced
Search for articles on famous people in this state-of-the-art multimedia encyclopedia.
General Biographical Resources
- Arlington National Cemetery
Provides brief biographies of people buried here.
- Biography Channel
Provides wide variety of biographies of celebrities and historic figures.
- Black Biographies
Brief biographies of well-known African Americans, provided by Gale Cengage Learning Company.
- 300 Women Who Changed the World
Free resource from Encyclopedia Britannica.
Halls of Fame
- National Baseball Hall of Fame
Includes brief biographies and historical timelines of baseball luminaries.
- National Inventors Hall of Fame
Includes brief descriptions of inventors and their inventions.
- National Women’s Hall of Fame
Located in Seneca Falls NY, this hall of fame showcases leading women from all walks for life.
- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
- Famous Missourians
Brief biographies of famous Missourians, provided by the State Historical Society of Missouri. Includes photos.
- Missouri Authors Directory
This is a database of living Missouri authors, provided by the Missouri Center for the Book.
- Missouri Government Officials
Lists of historic state officials provided by the Missouri Secretary of State.
- American Presidents: Life Portraits
This website provides basic facts, both personal and public, about each President.
- Congressional Biographical Directory
Directory covers senators, representatives, and other elected officials from 1774 to the present.
- First Ladies
Brief biographies of the wives of all the U.S. Presidents, provided by the White House.
- Presidents of the U.S.
Brief biographies of all the U.S. Presidents, provided by the White House.