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American National Biography

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In depth biographies of more than 18,000 deceased men and women whose lives have help shape the United States.  For current biographies of figures from around the globe, consult Biography in Context

Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), All Branch Libraries

Subjects: Biography; American Studies
(Bolded items are subjects for which this is a recommended resource)

Notes: Conceived as the successor to the Dictionary of American Biography. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Update Frequency: Semi-annually

Print Equivalent: American National Biography, Humanities *R-AGZ 99-2023 and *R-USLHG IAD 99-2024. The online version contains additional content and updates its biographies every two years.

Provider: Oxford University Press

Format: Web

Output Type: Print, Email