Biographical information resources from Boatwright Library.
Last Updated: Jul 23, 2013
Biography Index Past & Present
Biographical citations for people in all subject fields and nationalities, from over 7,800 periodicals. Over 2,000 current collective biographies cited each year.
American National Biography
Biographies of more than 18,000 men and women whose lives helped shape the nation. Updated semi-annually, with new entries and revisions of previously published entries to enhance their accuracy and currency.
Biography Reference Bank
Biographical articles of more than 500,000 people and 30,000 images.
Dictionary of National Biography
Over 50,000 biographies from the English-speaking world
Marquis Biographies Online
Biographies of more than 1 million individuals in all walks of life
New York Times Historical Newspaper & Index
Full-text (with illustrations and graphics) since 1851, with additional years added as they are digitized.
Provides comprehensive city, regional and state news, primarily for Richmond, Virginia, from Aug 19, 1985 to the present.
Literature Resource Center
Biographies, overviews, and critical analysis of literary topics, authors, and their works
Full-text of major newspapers with separate resources for environment, government, statistics, and legal information
Encyclopædia Britannica Online
General encyclopedia with web links to reviewed sites