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  • African American Biographical Database (AABD)
    Biographical information, including photographs and illustrations, for African Americans. From Chadwyck-Healey. Access restricted to TWU.
  • Biographical Dictionary
    28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day. Searchable by birth years, death years, positions held, professions, literary and artistic works, achievements, and other keywords.
  • Biographies [Blupete's]
    25,000 lives past and present.
  • Biography Index Past and Present
    Biographical information, including photographs and illustrations. Biography Index cites biographical articles indexed in other Wilson databases, plus select other titles. Current books of individual and collective biography are cited each year, as well as biographical material in otherwise non-biographical books.


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  • Great Writers [Book Lovers]
  • Literature Online
    A fully searchable library of more than 345,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies and key criticism and reference resources. Access restricted to TWU.
  • Literature Resource Center [Gale]
    Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline. Scribner Writer's Series includes 15-20 page signed essays on more than 1,600 authors and literary genres drawn from 13 acclaimed Scribner print series. Twayne World, US, and English Authors each contain the full text of 200 frequently used Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, US, or English authors, for a total of 600 full-text titles. Also includes Contemporary Authors (complete biographical and bibliographical information on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors), Contemporary Literary Criticism--Select (more than 35,000 critical essays on contemporary authors, with biographical, critical, principal works, and further study information), and Dictionary of Literary Biography (nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential literary figures from all eras and genres). Access restricted to TWU.

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