The three national biographical databases include only deceased subjects. The Biography Reference Bank and the Gale Literary Resource Center profile living and dead subjects. The spelling of names can vary, so be certain to try alternative spellings if a search is initially unsuccessful.
The Dictionary of Irish Biography, a collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland.
An illustrated collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2000. Access is limited to 1 concurrent user. If you can't get in, please wait a short time and try again.