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Find more than 700,000 biographies from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers.

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Find biographical information on contemporary and historical figures worldwide.


Poets & Writers
A primary source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers.

Rolling Stone
Biweekly magazine that focuses on popular culture.

Sight & Sound
A British monthly film magazine published by the British Film Institute.


Find over 7,000 biographies capturing the most gripping, surprising and fascinating stories about famous people.

Biographical Dictionary
Find biographies on all your favorite cable tv stars.




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Most biographies are shelved alphabetically by subject's last name.
Biographies can also be found in subject area, for example, music, architecture, or photography.

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June 2017