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Biography and Profiles Research Guide - Longview

Find books, articles, and Internet resources on biographical information for historical and contemporary figures.

Who are your researching?

Below you will find many different databases that contain biographical information.

But first, think about who you are researching and which databases will work best for your topic.
When did they live?
Why are they famous?


For ALL figures - try ProQuest and MAS Ultra School.
For historical figures - try American History Online or Ancient and Medieval History (if they lived before the 1600s)
For Artists - Oxford Art Online
For Musicians - Oxford Music Online
For Authors - JSTOR or Bloom's Literature
For African Americans - African American History Online
For American Women - American Women's History Online
For Native Americans - American Indian History Online
For Scientists and Environmentalists - Science Online


These databases are available both on and off campus.  To access them off campus, you must login through myMCCKC.