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- ORU Biography Databases
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|Biographical Information - Books and ebooks|
- Credo Reference:
(~50 full text ebooks)
- In the Library—
General biographical resources are shelved in the CT call number section.
- The Book of Women's Firsts: Breakthrough Achievements...- CT3260.R428 LRC-R
The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia - CT103.C4
- The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography - CT213.C36 LRC-R
International Who's Who- CT120.I5 LRC-R
Brief resumes of prominent people throughout the world.
- McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Biography - CT103.M27 LRC-R
One to two page descriptions of influential figures from the history of the world. A short bibliography ends each article.
- Who's Who in America - E663.W56 LRC-R
Brief resumes of prominent people in the U.S.
- Who's Who
An Annual Biographical Dictionary - DA28.W6 LRC-R
Brief resumes of prominent people in Great Britain.
- Subject and specialized sources are shelved among related topical works.
For example, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians is
shelved in the ML, or music section.
- While generally defining terms and concepts, some sources may give biographical information for persons important in their particular field.
- Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology & Counseling - BF31.B25 LRC-R
- Biographical Dictionary of Psychology - BF109.A1B56 LRC-R\
- Black Lives: Essays in African American Biography -
- Dictionary of Pastoral Care & Counseling - BV4011.D43 LRC-R
- Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements -BR1644.D53 LRC-R
Many significant religious leaders are described in this book.
- A Dictionary of Scientists -
- Encyclopedia Judaica - DS102.8.E496
- Oral Roberts: An American Life -
- Oxford Dictionary of Saints - ebook
- Scientists, Mathematicians, and Inventors...People Who Changed the World -
Library Catalog, ebrary and eBook Collection (ebook databases)
Search: Type the person's name or biography for
the Subject search option.
Try Advanced keyword search: select Subject, type biography and
for Any Field/ Key Fields type the individual's
|Biographical Information - Periodicals|
The ORU A
to Z Journals List includes journals,
magazines, trade publications, newspaper titles and more.
Example of titles by subject:
Try a title keyword search.
|Biographical Information - Find Articles
an appropriate database and use the indexes or subject fields to limit to people and/or biographies. The search suggestions below can
used in most EBSCO databases.
- Multidisciplinary Databases
- Search: Click More in the top menu > click Indexes > For Browse
an Index choose People (shown right)
& Wagnall's World Book Encyclopedia
- Subject Related Databases
History & Life
- Search: Type biography and change Select a Field (optional) to SU
Subject Terms. On the second line type the person's name. (shown below)
Or, use the People index (See Academic Search Complete, above)
- Search: Author
- Oxford Music Online
|Biographical Information - Websites|
- Biographical Dictionary
- 28,000+ notable men and women from ancient times to the present day http://www.s9.com/biography/
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress: 1774-present
- Biographical information on members of Congress - http://bioguide.congress.gov/
- Biography Center
- http://www.biography.com and http://www.biography-center.com
- Biography Reference Bank
- Catholic Encyclopedia
- The Catholic Information Network's (CIN) Saints, Martyrs and Other Holy Persons
Collection of texts on the theology of sainthood, saints' biographies, and more.
- Composer Biographies
- Distinguished Women of Past and Present
Biographies of women who have contributed to our culture in many different ways.
- The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences
- Forbes' World's Richest People
- De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman
- Infoplease Biography
Search dictionaries, encyclopedias, and/or almanacs for biographical information.
- Jewish Heroes and Heorines in America (Florida Atlantic University Libraries)
- Library Spot's Biographies
- National Gallery of Art: Index of Artists
- National Inventor's Hall of Fame
- National Women's Hall of Fame
- Nobel Prize Internet Archive
Represents every Nobel prizewinner, in every category, with a brief biographical sketch, bibliography, links, and portrait (when available).
- POTUS: Presidents of the United States
Background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, etc.
- Time 100: The World's Most Influential People
- White House's Presidents' Hall and First