Oxford Biography Resources

American National Biography Online and Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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Discover the lives of more than 19,000 men and women - from all eras and walks of life - who have influenced American history and culture in the acclaimed American National Biography Online (ANB). From missionaries to musicians, social workers to statisticians, and cowboys to chemists, the portraits in the ANB combine to reflect the rich diversity of American life, from pre-colonial times to the present.

The prize-winning Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. The Dictionary offers over 60,000 concise, up-to-date biographies written by named, specialist authors as well as over 500 themed articles. Overseen by academic editors at Oxford University, it is an invaluable resource for students, teachers, researchers, and academics concerned with the British past.

Biography, general reference 

Key features of the ANB include:

  • A responsive design enabling seamless access across different formats
  • Searching using a query builder, helping the user get straight to the content they need
  • Social media integration, so users can share content across channels
  • Searching across multimedia, including images and podcasts where available, making it easier to find different types of content

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