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The Main Index
This index tells you where to find information on over 13 million individuals, both living and deceased, in who's whos, encyclopedias, literary criticism, and indexes (but not in journal articles or books focusing on an individual, except through its indexing of Biography Index entries. For online access to many of the articles indexed in Biography Index and other publications, search for the person in Biography Reference Bank. To see how to find full-text from the index entries in BGMI, see the Special Usage Note at the bottom of the BGMI description.
Below are some of the major resources that provide a way to search for biographies and then see the full-text (and images, when available) of the information about the person you found in your search. The tabs above will tell you about other resources you can use to find biographical information.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Contains 58,000+ biographies (many illustrated) of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the present. Excludes living people.
Who's Who (Marquis Biographies Online)
Access to 23 of the Marquis Who's Who Publications. More information
Welcome to the Biographical Information Guide.