The largest electronic collection of biographical information on African Americans from 1790 to 1950.*
Search over 700 biography e-book titles, especially strong in literature, for online use. *
Find biographical information on more than 149,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters.*
A general reference resource that serves as a starting point for students and researchers at any level. Content includes over 1100 major encyclopedias and other specialized reference works spanning across all subject areas.*
Full-text reference books on topics including biography, business, the environment, history, law, literature, social sciences, medicine, religion, the sciences, and multicultural studies.*
Something About the Author Online brings you thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators totaling more than 12,000 entries and nearly 17,000 images.*
The nation’s largest African American video oral history collection. Biographies and video interviews with over 2500 notable African American history makers. (Works best with Chrome, Safari, and Firefox browsers.)
Search for your ancestors among 121 million grave records. Also includes a Famous Grave Search.
Encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.
Houston Oral History Project is an effort to record and preserve the dynamic history of Houston through the stories and experiences of its residents. It is a collaboration between the Mayor's Office, Houston Public Library and University of Houston.
Information on United States Presidents.
The official website for the White House. Includes biographies of the presidents and the first ladies.