Use the library catalog to locate biographical books in our library.  Biographies are arranged alphabetically by the person’s last name in the 921 section. Collective biographies - books that profile several people - are located in the 920s both on the circulating and the reference shelves.

Subscription Databases

Web Sites:



All About Jazz The site includes biographies of over 3600 jazz musicians as well as jazz news, reviews, festivals, interviews, audio downloads, and photos .

Barnes & Noble Meeting the Writers includes author biographies and links to their books on the Barnes & Noble web site, book recommendations by the authors, and lists of winners for the National Bok Award for fiction and nonfiction and for the Barnes & Noble’s discover Great New Writers Awards


BBC - History: Historic Figures  - Offical site of A&E's Biography television series. Includes the searchble text of 15,000 entries from The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia.

Biography Center  - A searchable biographical directory of famous/infamous people. You can browse by category, alphabetical order, highest rated or by most popular. This site indexes and provides links to biographies available from other Web sites.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present  - Biographies and links to biographies about female "writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers and others."


The First Ladies


LibrarySpot: Biographies


Modern & Contemporary Artists and Art


Multnomah Homework Center: Biographies


The National Inventors Hall of Fame  - This site provides biographical sketches of many great inventors of America such as Henry ford, Thomas Edison,  Eli Whitney , and many others.


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  - Biographical information on the members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.



Presidents of the United States (POTUS)


President of the United States 


Who2?  -  3,632 biographies of famous  people, characters and creatures.


Women Artists in History