Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Biography and Genealogy Master Index is a comprehensive index to nearly 12 million biographical sketches in more than 2700 volumes and editions of current and retrospective reference books, covering both contemporary and historical figures throughout the world.
A comprehensive index to nearly 12 million biographical sketches in more than 2700 volumes.
Gerritsen Collection - Women's History Online
In the late 1800s, Dutch physician Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting books and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and women's rights. By the time their successors finished their work in 1945, The Gerritsen Collection was the greatest single source for the study of women's history in the world, with materials spanning four centuries and fifteen languages. This online resource delivers two million page images exactly as they appeared in the original printed works. Users can trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of one country's movement on those of the others. In many cases, it also provides easy access to primary sources otherwise available only in a few rare book rooms. From About the Gerritsen Collection.
Full text and full image women's history primary source materials (books and journal articles) from 1543 - 1945 is in this digital collection.
A bio-biographical guide to current writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields. Provides complete biographical and bibliographical references for more than 90,000 authors in the US and around the world.
Biographies of authors, including novelists, playwrights and more.
Oxford African American Studies Center
AASC features the new, three-volume Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895, published by Oxford in 2006, the three-volume Black Women in America, Second Edition, edited by Darlene Clark Hine, published in March 2005, the highly acclaimed Africana, a five-volume history of the African and African American experience.? In addition to these reference works, AASC offers other key resources from Oxford's reference program, including the Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature and selected articles from other reference works.
Contains significant biographical resources on prominent African Americans.
Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 31,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, more than 156,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), more than 440 literary journals, more than 620,000 book reviews, more than 68,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 18,000 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 5,500 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more. In addition, Literary Reference Center includes Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Beacham's Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, The Literary Encyclopedia, The Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story , all of MagillOnLiterature PlusT , and much more
A comprehensive database providing a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.