Selected Sources for Biographical Information
Encyclopedia of World Biography
Provides brief biographical sketches of notable individuals from every part of the world, and all time periods, who have made significant contributions to human culture.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Record of individuals who have shaped British history and culture from the Romans to the 21st century. Offers concise, up-to-date biographies, written by specialists. Coverage is updated three times annually. Includes biographies of 59,453 people who died in or before the year 2011, plus 513 "Theme" articles for additional reference and research.