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Oxford University Press: American National Biography is a fully searchable resource offering portraits of more than 18,000 men and women, from all eras and walks of life, who have made an impact on the American nation. Biographical entries include illustrations, hyperlinked cross-references and links to select Web sites. The database is updated quarterly and is the online version of the print resource, "American National Biography".
Australian National University: The Australian Dictionary of Biography is Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. It contains concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history. The biographical articles are those found in the printed work which is available in the Main Reading Room at the National Library at RF 920.094 AUS.
: A database of over 3,000 pioneer doctors, from the 1700s through to 1875. The site covers Australian medical history, with a database of medical pioneers and educational background material. Includesdoctors who were registered or qualified in Australia, were resident in Australia, or visited here in a professional capacity, before 1875. Ships' surgeons, convict doctors, general practitioners and medical specialists are included.
University of Melbourne, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre: Provides access to authoritative information resources dealing with the history and heritage of science, technology and medicine, primarily with an Australian focus. Resources include Bright Sparcs (a biographical database of scientists), the Australian Science at Work Register and the online version of the publication Technology in Australia 1788-1988. It also provides access to finding aids to archival collections of Australian scientists and scientific organisations.
A collection of databases covering rolls, manuscripts, the catalogue, photographs, sound recordings etc.
National Foundation for Australian Women: Contains biographical data about Australian women and their organisations, with hyper-links to the archival repositories and libraries where their records are held and to other sources of information. Women and women's organisations are listed alphabetically. Searching is also available by functional classification.
Thomson Gale: This biographical reference includes more than 550 entries focusing on artists active from 1990-2003. Individual artists and groups in all popular styles are covered, including those in rock, rhythm and blues, rap, country, electronica, jazz, vocal and crossover classical. Features include select discographies, bibliographies, a glossary of music terms, a table of best-selling music since 1990 and more. This online book is part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Also available in print (2001 edition) at RFq 780.922 B167-10 in the Main Reading Room Reference Collection.
Gale Cengage Learning: Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library, the Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented, and entries cover scientists, engineers, inventors and mathematicians.
: Connected Histories provides an integrated search facility for interrogating a number of major online resources in early modern and 19th-century British history. The single federated search allows searching of names, places and dates, as well as the ability to save, connect and share resources within a personal workspace. Sister site to Manuscripts Online Written Culture 1000 - 1500, also available on eResources.
University of New South Wales: Design and Art Australia Online (DAAO) is a collaborative e-Research tool built upon the foundations of the Dictionary of Australian Artists Online. Design and Art Australia Online is an open source freely accessible scholarly e-Research tool that presents biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
A guide to researching biography at the National LIbrary of Australia. Includes resources available for research both Australian and overseas people.