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Biography in Context
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Biography in Context is built on a foundation of 600,000 authoritative biographies spanning centuries and continents, Biography in Context is an ideal resource for literature, history and other academic disciplines.
Federal Writers Project-Library of Congress
This collection of life histories consists of approximately 2,900 documents, compiled and transcribed by more than 300 writers from 24 states, working on the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers’ Project, a New Deal jobs program that was part of the U.S. Works Progress (later Work Projects) Administration (WPA) from 1936 to 1940.
Literature Resource Center
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
Gale Virtual Reference
Database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. Fully searchable across all files. Includes many biographical dictionaries.