- Biography and Genealogy Master Index [via Galenet]
Indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world.
- LexisNexis Academic
This multipurpose database has a very useful current biography section. Use the "Research People" box.
- Contemporary Artists Index [Cleveland Institute of Art]
This searchable index lists the exhibit catalogs (held by the Cleveland Institute of Art) in which a given artist appears. It also shows all the artists included in a specific exhibit catalog.
- Internet Sources of Biographical Information [in the practical and fine arts]
"designinform Research Guides No.1: Internet Sources of Biographical Information" is a pathfinder site with links to dozens of sources of information on the lives of architects, artists, designers, craftspeople and more.
- Dictionary of National Biography [via Oxford University Press]
"The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is the national record of [nearly 60,000] men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. The Dictionary offers concise, up-to-date biographies written by named, specialist authors." It also has over 500 theme articles.
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