Encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks

Use encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference resources for overview articles, quick facts, and definitions.

  1. World Biographical Information System (WBIS) Online
  2. Encyclopedia of World Biography, 23v
  3. Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online - Dictionnaire biographique du Canada en ligne
  4. American National Biography Online
  5. Dictionary of National Biography (DNB)
  6. Biography Resource Center
  7. Literature Resource Center
  8. Marquis Who's Who
  9. Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

More encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks

  1. African American Biographical Database (AABD)
  2. American Men & Women of Science
  3. Biographical dictionary of British prime ministers
  4. Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa
  5. The Canadian men and women of the time: a handbook of Canadian biography /
  6. Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
  7. Contemporary British novelists
  8. Dictionary of New Zealand Biography
  9. A Dictionary of Political Biography
  10. A Dictionary of Scientists
  11. A Dictionary of scientists
  12. Dictionary of world biography: Ancient World
  13. A Dictionary of Writers and their Works
  14. Documenting the American South
  15. Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia
  16. The Kings & Queens of Britain
  17. NASW Clinical Register
  18. Native American women a biographical dictionary /
  19. North American Indian Thought and Culture
  20. The Oxford Dictionary of Saints
  21. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature
  22. The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible
  23. REED: Patrons and Performances Web Site
  24. Twayne's Authors Series
  25. Who Was Who 5000 B.C. to Date.: Biographical Dictionary of the Famous and Those Who Wanted to Be
  26. Who's Who in Christianity
  27. Who's who in classical mythology
  28. Who's who in gay and lesbian history from antiquity to World War II /
  29. Who's who in lesbian and gay writing
  30. Who's who in naval history
  31. Who's who in non-classical mythology
  32. Who's who in the Ancient Near East
  33. Who's Who in the New Testament
  34. Who's Who in the Old Testament - together with the Apocrypha
  35. Who's Who in the Roman World {Who's Who Series}
  36. The who's who of Nobel Prize winners, 1901-1995
  37. Who's Who in the Classical World

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