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American Memory  The Library of Congress website with hundreds of biographies. Search under the person or enter "biography" as a search term to scan the listings.

Biographical Dictionary  This site provides brief overviews of 25,000 notable men and women from ancient times to present day, with links to Barnes and Noble to order books about them.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

Biographical Sources 

Biography.com  The Arts & Entertainment (A&E) cable television channel's searchable Web site features over 20,000 brief biographies and related links for those featured in the A&E Biography program.

Colonial Hall  Biographical sketches of 103 of America's founding fathers, divided into signers of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Consitution.

Contemporary Authors (Gale Literary Databases)

Distinguished Women of Past and Present  This site contains biographical sketches of women with sources.

Encyclopedia Britannica

GPO Access: Search  You may also search the thousands of government produced documents for such 

Librarians' Index to the Internet: Biography

Library Spot: Biography

Lives, the Biography Resource  This directory of thousands of biographical sites focuses primary of the deceased, although you will find some sites that deal with people who are past their heyday). The page also links to a selection of primary source documents, such as diaries, letters, interviews, and biographical dictionaries.

LSG: Librarians Serving Genealogists  Focuses on ancestry and origins rather than a person's life.

Penn Library Reference Shelf - Biography

Saur World Biographical Index

UW Madison World Biography Links 

World Biographical Index  Contains 2.5 million brief overviews of the lives of famous international people, including full name, birth and death dates, and occupation.

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