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Biography Resources

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  • Biographical Directory of U.S. Congress, 1774-present
    Search for members of congress by name, position, or state.

  • Congresswomen's Biographies
    Short bios and photo s of Congresswomen from 1917 to the present.

  • Dead Sociologists' Index
    Here you will find pics and bios of 16 famous (and dead) sociologists. These are detailed bios covering their lives, ideas, and, when possible, the text of their important works.

  • The Nobel Prizes & Laureates
    This is the official site of the Nobel Foundation. The simple search allows you to search by name of year and prize (eg. Chemistry 1958). Bios include pictures, short bios, and links to institutions mentioned in the bios. Some winners have even written their own autobiographies.

  • Women Mathematicians
    Based at Agnes Scott College, this site contains short bios of women from the 5th c. BC to the present. Pictures included, when available. Also contains bibliography of bio sources on that person.

  • Biography on A&E
    Based on the TV Show, this website contains bios, links to buy videos, and an educational component for teachers.

  • The Dead People Server
    This is an odd compilation of d ead (and some living, don't ask why) people from all walks of life. Browse by date of death or last name. Links to images of people in the Internet Movie Database, another great biographical resource for actors. Also has a list of people rumored to be dead, but who are not.