PPLS Databases:

Biography Resource Center (Gale) – provides biographical information on more than 325,000 people, including journal articles from over 270 periodicals.

Contemporary Authors (Gale)

Dictionary of Literary Biography (Gale)

Literature Resource Center (Gale) – Contains biographical and bibliographic information about authors, their works, literary movements and themes. It is searchable.

World Book Encyclopedia Online


African American Scientists and Inventors – Famous African American scientists and inventors before and after the civil war.

Any Day in History – Enter month and day to see who was born or died on that day. Can also select events by year and month.

Biography.Com – Searchable site with over 20K of short bios on various people from antiquity to the present.

Celebration of Women Writers – Collection of bios of selected women writers searchable by name, date, and country.

Inventor’s Hall of Fame – Has bios of mostly 19th & 20th century inventors in America who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.  It is searchable by name and invention.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University – Collection of his papers, sermons, and speeches. Also has articles about and by him, as well as biographical information.

Masters of Photography – Selected modern photographers with bios, samples of their works, links to galleries and articles.

U.S. Supreme Court Justices – A general site about the Supreme Court, its history and decisions both past and present. It has links to bios of past and present Justices as well as other information about their decisions and the Court in general.

Women Mathematicians – List of selected women mathematicians searchable by name or date.

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