The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography provides signed biographies of 50,000 men and women who have shaped all aspects of British history from the earliest times up to the present. It is searchable by name, full text, references, contributors, images, and may also be browsed alphabetically by name, or by themes.
Biography databases for specific subjects
Many subject-specific databases also include biographical information. Some good ones include:
Find articles on every aspect of the visual arts - painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography - from prehistory to the present day. Note: Limited to 5 simultaneous users.
Grove Music Online (formerly the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and the New Grove Dictionary of Opera) is the worlds premier online music encyclopedia, offering comprehensive coverage of music, musicians, music-making, and music scholarship. Note: Limited to 11 simultaneous users.
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