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From the famous to the everyday person,
includes profiles and full-text sketches
providing both biographical detail and illuminating narratives chronicling the
lives of Black Americans from 1790 to 1950. The database includes photographs
Years Available: 1790-1950
Comprehensive index to more than 12.7 million biographical sketches in over 3,400 volumes and editions of current and retrospective reference books, covering both contemporary and historical figures throughout the world.
Years Available: Varies
Comprehensive database of biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. It combines approximately 250,000 biographies from respected Gale Group sources. The database also includes full-text articles from nearly 250 periodicals.
Years Available: Comprehensive
The database features retrospective coverage from Biography Index
back to its first publication in 1946. It combines retrospective coverage with
current indexing to produce a comprehensive biographical
Years Available: 1984 - current
Coverage is from ancient times to present. Wilson’s largest biography database has combined the in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated,
Online reference service made up of full-text dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographies, quotations, reference books, etc.
A collection of over 50,000 ebooks
covering many topics. It includes academic, scholarly books, encyclopedias and
Grove Music Online is a comprehensive compendium of music scholarship offering the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), as well as numerous subsequent updates and emendations. Including more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world, Grove Music Online is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music.
Online full-text legal, news and business information services. Covers thousands of newspapers, journals, magazines, transcripts, news releases. Current as of today.
Years Available: Varies - some newspapers back to the 1960s
Embracing the world of music in all its variety — including jazz, popular music, and dance — the Companion offers a concentrated focus on the Western classic tradition, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
More than 8,000 articles sweep across an extraordinary range of subjects: composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, forms and genres. From the study of music — theory, aesthetics, scholarship — to the way it is performed and disseminated, the Companion provides comprehensive, accessible coverage of music in all its artistic, historical, cultural, and social dimensions.
The ProQuest Congressional collection includes the full text of congressional publications, finding aids, a bill tracking service, and the full text of public laws and other research materials to enable both novice and experienced researchers to complete many types of research projects using a single, user-friendly interface.
Years Available: Full text of almost all Committee Reports from 1990 forward and Congressional testimony from 1988 forward.
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