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Historical Newspapers Online (ProQuest)
Full text of historical American newspapers, including the Atlanta Constitution, Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.
American National Biography Online
Comprehensive encyclopedia of (deceased) persons of significance.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Biographical encyclopedia (the entries are detailed enough to call it that) of important (deceased) figures in British history.
African American Biographical Database
Biographical sketches with photographs and illustrations.