Biography and Autobiography Databases

Ancestry - Library Edition

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Ancestry Library Edition delivers over 4 billion records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more for individuals from North America, Europe, Australia, and more.

Answers await everyone - whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist, or historian - inside the more than 4,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

And, with ongoing updates and new content always being added, you'll keep coming back to discover more.

Colorado Histories from the Colorado Virtual Library

Colorado Histories from the Colorado Virtual Library has amassed a collection of some 50 biographies of famous Coloradans, many enriched by beautiful archival images from theDenver Public Library. Over time, they will add more bios, sketches of historical events, maps, oral histories, videos, and more.  

Heritage Quest

HeritageQuest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center

Combining information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals, and original content from EBSCO, Literary Reference Center features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries & work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines & journals, book reviews from the most prestigious publications, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and much more.  -from EBSCO

Poets.org

Poets.org is the award-winning website of the Academy of American Poets. Visitors to Poets.org will find thousands of poems as well as hundreds of poet biographies, essays, interviews, and poetry recordings - with new material being added all the time.

World Book Encyclopedia

World Book Encyclopedia Online is a reference source containing every article from the print set plus thousands more. It has state-of-the-art multimedia, maps, editor-reviewed Web sites and much more. The site also contains the World Book Online Reference Center, World Book Advanced, World Book Kids and a Spanish Language Encyclopedia.