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Biography; contemporary and historical.


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Julie Shen
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Biography -- See TABS for more specific subjects. Biographical Dictionary “ is a Wikipedia type system and everyone can edit biographies or even create their own. was established in 1997 and since then has grown into one of the largest biography sites on the planet.”

bio. Biography There is a search window. The People tab brings Browse by alphabet or by category. This is the site for the A&E television show Biography.

Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments From the CIA, select by country or choose a letter of the alphabet.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights leaders, artists, and entertainers.

4000 Years of Women in Science This large collection of names, many with biographies, is ordered by field of study as well as alphabetically and in a timeline.

The National Portrait Gallery (United States) This is a searchable site that contains photographs, portraits, and biographical information on thousands of prominent Americans. The Nobel Foundation site includes the Nobel Prize winners from 1901 to date.

POTUS Presidents of the United States In this resource there are background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present Search for the member by name, state, party, and other fields if necessary.

IPL2 Biographies IPL2 presents detailed annotated sites for biographies.