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African American Biographical Database VCU
Large collection of biographies with full text access to the primary source material.

American Men and Women of Science VCU
Biographical dictionary of approximately 120,000 North American living scientists in the physical, biological and related sciences.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index VCU
Indexes more than 15 million biographical sketches from reference books covering individuals, living and deceased, from every field and all areas of the world.

Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) VCU
Browsable, searchable, illustrated collection of more than 50,000 biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past. Living persons are excluded.

HistoryMakers VCU
Oral histories of African-Americans from all walks of life, including politicians, authors, civil rights activists, religious leaders, musicians, legal scholars, and many others. Includes video footage.

Latin American Newspapers Series I & II VCU
Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2 (1805-1922), offers unprecedented full-text coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the vital contributions of Central and South America during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Profiles in Science
Archival collections of twentieth-century leaders in biomedical research and public health.

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