Oxford American National Biography

The American National Biography provides portraits of more than 19,000 men and women who have helped shaped the nation.

The American National Biography Online is the premier source of information about over 19,000 people who have influenced and shaped American history and culture. With sophisticated search capabilities, lively articles, up-to-date bibliographies, thousands of photographs and illustrations, and links to external web resources, the American National Biography Online is "likely to induce compulsive browsing." (Wall Street Journal)

  • 19,000 original biographies
  • New biographies – added quarterly – including articles on recently deceased notables and unpublished subjects
  • Regular updates to the bibliographies
  • Regular updates to the biographies that incorporate new facts and new interpretations.

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