Internet Reference Library




A & E's Biography
This site is maintained by the A & E Television Networks. It contains bios on over 25,000 names as well as program information.

Biographical Dictionary
An online dictionary maintained by S9 Technologies, this service covers over 28,000 men and women from ancient history to the present. Various keyword searching is available including professions, achievements, and birth and death years.

Biography Classroom
This portion of A & E’s Web site contains tools for educators related to entertainment. There are also “Teachers’ Picks,” links by subject area available for teachers.

Discoverers' Web
A PhD student in the Netherlands maintains this Web site with links to information about famous discoverers from different time periods. The explorers are arranged by time periods and regions of the world.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present
This site, searchable by name and subject, contains information about influential women in art, history, education, science, politics, and many other areas. Some are historical figures, while others are contemporary persons. The site was created as a compilation of information on accomplished women who may or may not have received credit in textbooks and other tradition means of learning.

Index of Saints
An alphabetical index of saints by Catholic Online.

Lists of Popes
The index of 266 popes is provided by the New Catholic Encyclopedia. Substantial biographical information is provided, as well as hotlinks to topics mentioned throughout.

National Inventors Hall of Fame
The National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. maintains this site with information about contemporary and historical inductees.

National Women's Hall of Fame
Portraits and profiles of over 200 notable women of the United States. Includes Helen Keller, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Maria Tallchief, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Edith Wharton, and Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias. Nominees are women "whose contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, the humanities, philanthropy and science, have been the greatest value." Searchable. (LII)

NNDB Tracking the Entire World
"intelligence aggregator that tracks the activities of people we have determined to be noteworthy, both living and dead."



Celebration of Women Writers
This University of Pennsylvania library site features novels, poems, biographies, and scientific works designed to illuminate the varied works by women authors. The site is comprised of biographical information with hyperlinks, bibliographies, and writing samples and is a feature of the Penn Online Books Page containing free books on the Web.


American Presidents: Life Portraits from CSPAN
This C-Span Web site was created for the television series and features a video archive of all American Presidents: Life Portraits programs, as well as reference material for each presidency.

Biographical Dictionary of the U.S. Congress 1774-present
All members of the U.S. Congress are searchable on this United States Government site.

Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments
This online directory is updated weekly by the United States Central Intelligence Agency.

Presidents of the United States
The Internet Public Library, a public service of the University of Michigan School of Information, provides links to information about all of the United States Presidents.


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