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Databases for Biographies

We have 60+ databases to give our patrons access to information that is not easily found on the Internet. 
You will need your Library card to use them from home. 

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Some of our databases have mobile apps!

America's Obituaries & Death Notices
Online collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices from around the United States. Generously provided by the Bruce A. Michel Library trust.
Ancestry Library Edition
Online source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research.
Remote Access is not available
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Enables you to quickly determine which publication to consult for biographical information. You can choose the most convenient source or locate multiple sketches to compare and expand information furnished by a single listing.
Biography In Context
This resource combines Gale biographies with related full-text articles from magazines and newspapers, thousands of images, and links to websites.
General OneFile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.  
Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Thousands of full text reference sources including arts, biography, business, history, literature, medicine, and more. Try our tutorial to help you use Gale eBooks.
Heritage Quest Online
Census data, local histories, city directories, land and probate records, vital records, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), and more.
Literature Resource Center
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
Student Resources in Context
Information on hundreds of topics with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, and videos.
World Book Online
The online multimedia version of the popular print encyclopedia for adults and children.  Try our tutorial to get started with World Book!


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Some of our databases have mobile apps!