Biography

Here are quick and easy places to find biographical information online, including:

  • Brief factual entries
  • Lengthy, detailed articles
  • Summaries of a person’s contribution to his/her field

 UCSD Only Resources with this icon may be accessed through on-campus computers, including those located in the Libraries. However, off-campus access is restricted to current UCSD students, faculty, and staff.


Online Biographical Resources: General Online Biographical Resources: Subject General Databases

ONLINE BIOGRAPHICAL RESOURCES: GENERAL
Biography Reference Bank UCSD Only
American National Biography Online UCSD Only
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography UCSD Only

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ONLINE BIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES: SUBJECT *
Dictionary of Political Biography UCSD Only
Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography UCSD Only
National Academy of Sciences: Biographical Memoirs UCSD Only
Oxford Art Online UCSD Only
Oxford Music Online UCSD Only
Literature Resource Center UCSD Only
Something About the Author Online UCSD Only
Who’s Who in the Classical World UCSD Only
In Memorium: Online Biographies of UC Faculty & Administrators from 1928 to 2001
Biographies, Autobiographies, Memoirs

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GENERAL DATABASES WHICH INCLUDE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
** LexisNexis Academic UCSD Only
** Oxford Reference Online UCSD Only
** Gale Virtual Reference Library UCSD Only

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* Partial listings. For more subject-specific listings, please consult:

  • Subjects A-Z recommended Social Sciences & Humanities databases by broad subject areas
  • LibGuides all guides, arranged by broad subject areas

See help screens within each database for details.


** These databases  provide unified searching to the full online text of a wide variety of sources, including many that contain biographical information.

OTHER SOURCES FOR BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: 


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