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Ready Reference: Biographies

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Biography is: (1) a written history of a person's life;
(2) biographical writings in general;
(3) a life history (as of a coin).
This section provides links to biographical resources on Internet.

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TITLE: a.k.a.
DESCRIPTION: Includes over 7,400 "author pseudonyms, aliases, nicknames, working names, legalized names, pen names, noms des plumes, maiden names... etc."--Title screen.
KEYWORDS: aliases, pseudonyms, authors


TITLE: American Biography
DESCRIPTION: "These biographies were written by middle-school students about famous (and infamous) figures in American history."--Title screen.
AUTHOR: Eric Lundman
KEYWORDS: united states, biographies


TITLE: Authors 'N Books
DESCRIPTION: "This collection provides information on over 3,050 authors who wrote over 85.000 collectible books using over 8,500 true and pen names."--Title screen. It also provides checklists of the author's books. This site has very brief biographical information on authors of collectible books.
KEYWORDS: biographies, authors, collectible books


TITLE: Biographical Dictionary
DESCRIPTION: "This dictionary covers more than 19,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day."--Title screen.
KEYWORDS: biographies


DESCRIPTION: A "biographical search-engine, which indexes more than 2500 biographies, in English, French and soon Spanish"--Supplied by vendor. Users can select the language for searching.
KEYWORDS: biographies, celebrities, stars


DESCRIPTION: Contains biographical magazines and books, over 20,000 searchable and browsable in-depth biographies, discussion lists, etc.
KEYWORDS: biographies


TITLE: Dead People Server
DESCRIPTION: "A list of interesting celebrities who are, or might plausibly be dead, with information as to who has really Rung Down the Curtain and Joined the Choir Invisible, and who's Just Resting."-Title screen.
KEYWORDS: dead, deceased biographies


TITLE: Encyclopedia & Biography
DESCRIPTION: A keyword searchable meta-index for locating names, terms and phrases in encyclopedias and biographical dictionaries.
KEYWORDS: encyclopedias, biographies

TITLE: The Nobel Prize Internet Archive
DESCRIPTION: An annotated, hyperlinked list of all Nobel laureates in the categories of literature, physics, chemistry, peace, economics, or physiology & medicine.
KEYWORDS: nobel prize winners, biographies

TITLE: OCLC NetFirst Calendar Planner
DESCRIPTION: Provides birth anniversaries and events happened on the days of a week in the past years. The calendar started from the week of September 13, 1998. It also lists annotated links to the sites that offer biographical information of the persons and historical information of the events. A very nice reference source for biographies and historical events.
KEYWORDS: calendar, biographies, historical events


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