Biography Reference Center

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A Comprehensive Collection of Biographies on Notable Personalities

Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies. This resource provides superior coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).

Biographies by Genre

In addition to keyword searching, users can locate biographies of interest by browsing key categories, including occupation, nationality, publication, and more than 30 genre categories, including actors, artists, athletes, authors, current world leaders, explorers, scientists, and many more. In addition to offering its own user-friendly interface, Biography Reference Center is also available via EBSCOhost and Explora, EBSCO's colorful and engaging interface for schools and public libraries.


Advanced Search, with its elegantly laid-out tool set for crafting very precise search strategies, gives the user great control over the whole search process.

– Library Journal