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Databases (most require KPL library card)

Biography and Genealogy Master Index (Home Access)

Index of contemporary and historical world figures.  

Biography in Context (Home Access)

Biographical information of contemporary & historical figures.

Newspapers and Magazines

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Rolling Stone

Sister 2 Sister

TV Guide

Vanity Fair


This web version of the popular television program features biographical information about historical figures, celebrities, artists, and many more.

Dead or Alive

Find out if a famous person is still alive

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

Covers notable Canadians who died between the years 1000 and 1930.

Find A Grave

See the graves of thousands of famous people from around the world.

Powell's Books - Biography

Biography section from one of the world's largest independant bookstores.

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