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Online Resources: Biographical Dictionaries
Online resources are available to anyone with an internet connection and do not require any login credentials to access. General online sources must always be carefully vetted to verify appropriateness for use in a project (see the Academic Integrity and CRAP Test Guides for details).
All Nobel Prizes
Between 1901 and 2020, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 603 times to 962 people and organizations. With some receiving the Nobel Prize more than once, this makes a total of 930 individuals and 25 organizations. Below, you can view the full list of Nobel Prizes and Nobel Laureates.
S9.com is a Wikipedia type system and everyone can edit biographies or even create their own.
Biographical Dictionary (English Authors)
From Bibliomania. The primary aim of this book is to give as much information about English authors, including under this designation American and Colonial writers, as the prescribed limits will admit of.
From the National Archives. Find biographical information on the Internet through searchable databases and dictionaries, and read obituaries.
Biography.com captures people's stories and offers biographies and daily features.
MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
MacTutor is a free online resource containing biographies of nearly 3,000 mathematicians and over 2,000 pages of essays and supporting materials.
From Infoplease.com. Search 30,000+ biographies.
The Presidents of the United States
From the official White House.gov site. Learn more about the Presidents of the United States.
Women's Biographies: Distinguished Women of Past and Present
This site, created by Danuta Bois (and now archived at the Library of Congress), contains biographies of women who have contributed in various ways to society and culture: writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. Both contemporary women and women in history are included, and not all are well known.
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