Databases with Biographies

Databases with Biographies

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Peer-reviewed, full-text articles, citations and abstracts from journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. 1980 - Present Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Images/Photos, News, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, Videos
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Multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,600 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,500 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text titles in searchable PDF format. Cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals. Broad subject coverage. 1887 - Present Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Images/Photos, News, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, TRAILS consortium logo
American Civil War: Letter and Diaries contains diaries, letters, and memoirs from over 1,000 published and unpublished sources, providing primary source material on almost every aspect of the Civil War. The collection also includes biographies, an extensive source bibliography, and E.B. Long’s almanac, The Civil War Day by Day. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://cwld.alexanderstreet.com/cwld.about.html 1855-1875 Biographies, Primary Sources
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Collection of histories and personal narratives compiled between the end of the Civil War and 1920. Diaries, letters, and personal narratives of soldiers. Regimental histories with sketches, company rolls, officer biographies, diaries of marches, and descriptions of daily life in Civil War military camps. Full-text searchable. 1860 - 1865 Biographies, Primary Sources
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Critiques on contemporary authors and their works, including essays, reviews, bibliographies, photographs, chronologies. Various Articles, Biographies, Images/Photos
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Provides 700,000 biographies of more than 500,000 influential people. Includes reference content, periodicals, and mulitmedia, and is searchable by name, occupation, gender, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates, and places. Articles, Biographies, Images/Photos
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This collection of 21 databases provides access to the full text of over 2,400 law-related journal titles, as well as U.S. Congressional and other government documents, constitutions for every country, and classic legal texts. Also includes content focused on women and the law, religion and the law, and international law history. The scholarly and primary source materials are a resource for research across a diverse range of subject areas such as Ethnic Studies, History, Immigration, Criminal Justice, International Studies, Political Science, Constitutional Law, Religious Studies, Women’s Studies, and more. 1500-Present Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Government Documents, Legal, Primary Sources
Compiled by 275 specialists from around the world and including almost 300 entries, the Guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements. Browse by topic, name, or alphabetically by entry. Updated annually. Biographies, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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LGBT Thought and Culture contains digitized books, periodicals, and archival content documenting the development of the LGBT community from the twentieth century through the present. The collection includes foundational works from LGBT political and social movements, as well as letters, speeches, interviews, ephemera, memoirs, biographies, poetry, and literature. International in scope, researchers will find material covering cultural studies, history, women’s and gender studies, political science, and sociology. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/lgbt_tc 1920-present Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
Citations from >6,500 sources. Journals, Monographs, Papers, Conference Proceedings on Language, Literature, Linguistics, & Folklore. 1926 - Present Articles, Biographies, eBooks
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories contains digitized primary source materials documenting the experience of immigrants in the United States and Canada. The collection includes letters, diaries, pamphlets, political cartoons, Emigrant Guides, advice books, autobiographies, and oral histories, which provide an account of the immigrants’ experiences in their countries of origin as well as their lives in North America. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://imld.alexanderstreet.com/imld.about.html 1840-present Biographies, Primary Sources
North American Indian Thought and Culture provides electronic access to biographical information on indigenous peoples from almost 500 North American nations. The collection contains biographies, autobiographies, oral histories, manuscripts, and photographs that document the experiences of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Peoples from their point of view. Seminal reference works included in the collection provide supporting historical materials. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://asp6new.alexanderstreet.com/ibio/ibio.about.html and https://proquest.libguides.com/IBIO/home 1600-present Biographies, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
North American Women’s Letters and Diaries provides electronic access to digitized diaries and correspondence of North American women from the mid-seventeenth century through the mid-twentieth century. Although some biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs are included, the focus of the collection is on diaries and letters written contemporaneously that provide researchers with a detailed account of women’s daily experiences. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://nwld.alexanderstreet.com/nwld.about.html 1675-1950 Biographies, Primary Sources
This collection of over 160 databases allows researchers across all disciplines access to primary source materials in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. Content coverage spans more than 600 years, and includes government documents, periodicals, digitized archival collections, data, historical newspapers and books, manuscripts, personal papers, video, and more. Content is delivered via multiple platforms, so there is not a single search option for the collection. This microsite summarizes the content, and provides links to the databases, as well as to additional information regarding each resource. Currently, the links only work for on-campus access. For off-campus access, locate the individual database title in the library’s A-Z database list. 1400- Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Government Documents, Images/Photos, Primary Sources, Videos
Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law contains primary source and current materials documenting the history of slavery. Researchers have access to: Pamphlets and books on slavery from the 19th century Colony, state, and federal slavery statutes All state and federal slavery cases Legal commentary on slavery published prior to 1920 Contemporary histories and law review articles 1700-2017 Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Government Documents, Primary Sources
The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1960-1974 provides electronic access to digitized materials documenting a period of intense social, political, and cultural change in the United States. The collection includes primary source materials such as diaries, letters, autobiographies, memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and primary video footage. Scholarly commentary and secondary documentaries are also included. Much of the content is from previously unpublished personal archives, allowing researchers insight into how social movements during this time period affected people across all races, classes, and genders. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://asp6new.alexanderstreet.com/sixt/sixt.help.aspx?id=1002090174 and https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.alexanderstreet.com/browse/sixt-title 1960-1974 Articles, Biographies, Government Documents, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820 provides access to a collection of digitized primary source materials that document the history of modern empires as experienced by women, with a focus on colonized populations. International in scope, the materials are organized by region and time period. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/wasg 1820-present Articles, Biographies, Images/Photos, Primary Sources, Videos