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American National Biography

This online dictionary "offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation." Access limited to 5 simultaneous users.

Australian Dictionary of Biography "Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. Here are over 10,000 scholarly biographies of persons who were significant in Australian history."
Biographical Dictionary "28,000+ very brief entries for individuals from ancient times to the present." "25,000+ biographies sponsored by A & E's Biography television series."
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online Represents important "persons who died between the years 1000 and 1930 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years."
Dictionary of Irish Biography Contains "signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour ... ." [RR]
Dictionary of New Zealand Biography Contains "over 3,000 biographies of New Zealanders who have 'made their mark' on this country."
Distinguished Women of Past and Present Profiles of prominent women in many fields throughout history.
Nobel Prize Internet Archive Copious information about all winners of the various Nobel prizes.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 50,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2000. [RR]
Prime Ministers of Canada "Biographies, pictures and speeches from each of the prime ministers since 1867."

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