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    Main Subject: Biographical Resources




Biographical Encyclopedias

100 More Popular Young Adult Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies
Title: 100 more popular young adult authors [electronic resource] : biographical sketches and bibliographies / Bernard A. Drew. Edition: 1st ed. Publisher: Westport, CT : Libraries Unlimited, 2002.

American Indian Biographies
Title: American Indian biographies [electronic resource] / edited by Carole Barrett, Harvey Markowitz, project editor, R. Kent Rasmussen. Edition: Rev. ed. Publisher: Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, c2005. xvi, 623 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

ARBA Guide to Biographical Resources, 1986-1997
Title: ARBA guide to biographical resources, 1986-1997 [computer file] / Robert L. Wick and Terry Ann Mood, editors. American reference books annual. Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1998.

Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 01, Abaco to Belfille
Title: A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians, dancers, managers & other stage personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 1, Abaco to Belfille [computer file] / by Philip H. Highfill, Jr., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1973]-c1993.

Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 02, Belfort to Byzand
Title: A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians, dancers, managers & other stage personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol.2, Belfort to Byzand [computer file] / by Philip H. Highfill, Jr., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1973]-c1993.

Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 03, Cabanel to Cory
Title: A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians, dancers, managers & other stage personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 3, Cabanel to Cory [electronic resource] / by Philip H. Highfill, Jr., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. Publisher: Carbondale, Ill. : Southern Illinois University Press, c1975.

Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 04 Corye to Dynion
Title: A , [computer file] / by Philip H. Highfill, Jr., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 1975.

Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 05 Eagen to Garrett
Title: A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians, dancers, managers & other stage personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 5 Eagen to Garrett, [computer file] / by Philip H. Highfill, Jr., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 1978.

Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 06 Garrick to Gyngell
Title: A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians, dancers, managers & other stage personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 6 Garrick to Gyngell, [computer file] / by Philip H. Highfill, Jr., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 1978.

Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 07 Habgood to Haubert
Title: A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians, dancers, managers & other stage personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 7 Habgood to Haubert, [computer file] / by Philip H. Highfill, Jr., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 1982.

Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 08, Hough to Keyse,
Title: A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians, dancers, managers & other stage personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 8, Hough to Keyse, [computer file] / by Philip H. Highfill, Jr., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1973]-c1993.

Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 10, M’Intosh to Nash
Title: A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians, dancers, managers & other stage personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 10, M’Intosh to Nash [computer file] / by Philip H. Highfill, Jr., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1973]-c1993.

Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 12, Pinner to Rizzo
Title: A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians, dancers, managers & other stage personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 12, Pinner to Rizzo [computer file] / by Philip H. Highfill, Jr., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1973]-c1993.

Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 13, Roach to Siddons
Title: A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians, dancers, managers & other stage personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 13, Roach to Siddons [computer file] / by Philip H. Highfill, Jr., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1973]-c1993.

Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 14, Siddons to Thyme
Title: A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians, dancers, managers & other stage personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 14, Siddons to Thyme [computer file] / by Philip H. Highfill, Jr., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1973]-c1993.

Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 15, Tibbett to M.West,
Title: A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians, dancers, managers & other stage personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 15, Tibbett to M.West, [computer file] / by Philip H. Highfill, Jr., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1973]-c1993.

Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 16, W.West to Zwingman
Title: A biographical dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians, dancers, managers & other stage personnel in London, 1660-1800. Vol. 16, W.West to Zwingman, [computer file] / by Philip H. Highfill, Jr., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1973]-c1993.

Biographical Dictionary of British Prime Ministers
Title: Biographical dictionary of British prime ministers [electronic resource] / edited by Robert Eccleshall and Graham Walker. Edition: Taylor & Francis e-Library ed. Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002. Description: xiv, 428 p.

Biographical Dictionary of Dissenting Economists
Title: A biographical dictionary of dissenting economists [electronic resource] / edited by Philip Arestis and Malcolm Sawyer. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : E. Elgar, c2000.

Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists
Title: A biographical dictionary of women economists [electronic resource] / edited by Robert W. Dimand, Mary Ann Dimand, and Evelyn L. Forget. Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar, c2000. Description: xxviii, 491 p. ; 24 cm.

Dictionary of Scientists
Title: A Dictionary of scientists. [computer file] Biographical encyclopedia of scientists. Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999.

Distinguished Asian Americans
Title: Distinguished Asian Americans [electronic resource] : a biographical dictionary / edited by Hyung-chan Kim ; contributing editors, Dorothy Cordova ... [et al.]. Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.

Explorers
Title: Explorers [electronic resource] / from the editors of Salem Press. Publisher: Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, c1998. v. 1. Roald Amundsen-Henry Hudson-- v. 2. Ibn Battutah-Fanny Bullock Workman.

Hutchinson Encyclopedia of Modern Political Biography
Hutchinson encyclopedia of modern political biography [electronic resource]. Publisher: Oxon : Helicon Pub., c2004.

Hutchinson Great Figures in History
Title: Hutchinson great figures in history [electronic resource]. Publisher: Abingdon : Helicon Pub., c2005.

Notable Latino Americans: a Biographical Dictionary
Notable Latino Americans [electronic resource] : a biographical dictionary/ Matt S. Meier ; with Conchita Franco Serri and Richard A. Garcia. Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997.

Scientists, Mathematicians, and Inventors
Title: Scientists, mathematicians, and inventors [electronic resource]:lives and legacies: an encyclopedia of people who changed the world / edited by Doris Simonis ; writers, Caroline Hertzenberg ... [et al.]. Publisher: Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 1999.

Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures.
A two-volume biographical resource for key individuals of the 1960s. Presents 500 entries describing Americans who defined the decade, including politicians, athletes, entertainers, and artists, among many others. The alphabetically arranged entries focus on the individual's activities during the 1960s and include photos and bibliographies. For students and general readers.

Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960s.
A two-volume biographical resource for professional sports figures. Presents over 600 entries covering a who's who of American sports, including athletes, coaches, owners, and media personalities. Each entry provides a brief introduction, photo, detailed biography, career highlights, and a bibliography. For general readers.

Who’s Who in the Ancient Near East
Title: Who’s who in the Ancient Near East [electronic resource] / Gwendolyn Leick. Edition: Taylor & Francis e-Library ed. Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.

Who’s Who in the Greek World
Title: Who’s who in the Greek world [electronic resource] / John Hazel. Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000. Mediterranean Region --History --To 476.

Who’s Who of Sports Champions: Their Stories and Records
Title: A who’s who of sports champions [electronic resource] : their stories and records / Ralph Hickok. Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1995.

Women in Mathematics
Title: Women in mathematics [computer file] [by] Lynn M. Osen. Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1974] Introduction.--History.--Hypatia, 370-415.--From the Dark Ages to the Renaissance: the "Witch" of Agnesi, 1718-1799.--Emilie de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet, 1706-1749.--Caroline Herschel, 1750-1848.--Sophie Germain, 1776-1831.--Mary Fairfax Somerville, 1780-1872.--Sonya Corvin-Krukovsky Kovalevsky, 1850-1891.--Emmy (Amalie) Noether, 1882-1935.--The golden age of mathematics.--The feminine mathtique.

Women in Science: Antiquity Through the Nineteenth Century: a Biographical Dictionary with Annotated Bibliography
Title: Women in science [electronic resource] : antiquity through the nineteenth century : a biographical dictionary with annotated bibliography / Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie. Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1986.

World Leaders of the Twentieth Century
Title: [electronic resource] / edited by the editors of Salem Press. Publisher: Pasadena, Calif. : The Press, c2000. 2 v., (838 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm. v. 1. (p. 1-418) Konrad Adenauer-Nikita Khrushchev--v. 2. (p. 419-838) William Lyon Mackenzie King-Boris Yeltsin.