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Lives, the Biography Resource

Lives, the Biography Resource, is a comprehensive guide to more than one thousand biographical information resources available on the Web. The briefly annotated guide indexes resources by individual names and also organizes resources into several collections, which collocate related resources according to subject, region, era, profession, etc. In addition, the guide includes Inside Lives, a...
Chambers's Book of Days

Subtitled A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in connection with the Calendar, Chambers's Book of Days is essentially a collection of "On this Day" trivia, short pieces, and other interesting tidbits, including history, literature, biography, and "oddities of human life and character." Digitized by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, this electronic reprint may be browsed in page order...
Academy of Achievement

Let’s face it: economia to those great heroes of the past are nothing new, and some might believe that there are too many out there in the first place. The Academy of Achievement website disproves this idea with its well-thought out tributes to those truly unique individuals who have made substantive contributions in the arts, the sciences, and a number of other areas of human endeavor. As its... Nonfiction

The web makes finding reference works rather simple, and has been kind enough over the past few years to put more than a healthy offering of their publications online at no cost to voracious readers and the generally curious. On this corner of their site they have brought together over one hundred popular nonfiction works. Visitors can meander through "The World's Famous Orations",...
100 Leaders

100 leaders chronicles the life and work of 100 men and women who guided the course of history, in one way or another, in countries and cultures around the world. Interestingly, the site does not concentrate its attention only on "great" leaders, but instead examines the example of "significant" leaders, putting a critical eye to both the accomplishments and catastrophes that leaders have wrought...
BBC History: Historic Figures

This site from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) presents hundreds of brief biographies of important historical figures. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order, or users may search for notable characters by surname. For example, within the "A" category, readers may peruse biographies dedicated to John Adams, Konrad Adenauer, Agricola, Akhenaten, Prince Albert, St. Andrew, Muhammad...