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African American Biographical Database VCU
Large collection of biographies with full-text access to primary source materials including rare books, photographs, and illustrations. Documents state and local figures, professionals, organization members, artists and writers, and more.

American Men and Women of Science VCU
Biographical directory that profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index VCU
Indexes millions of biographical sketches from reference sources covering individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. Includes names, birth/death years, and bibliographic references.

Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) VCU
Browsable, searchable, illustrated collection of significant, influential, or notorious figures who shaped British history. 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
Digitized Central and South American newspapers published from 1805 to 1922 in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, chronicling the evolution of Latin America through eyewitness reports, editorials, legislative information, advertisements, and more.

Profiles in Science
Archival collections of twentieth-century leaders in biomedical research and public health. Collections include published and unpublished items such as books, journal volumes, pamphlets, diaries, letters, manuscripts, photographs, and more.

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