Biography in Context »
Find articles that tell the stories of famous people from all countries and all time periods. Search by name or, using the Person Search, create lists of people based on certain characteristics: what they do (or did) for a living, what country they are from, what American ethnic group they belong to (for example, African American) or whether they are male or female. Recommended for students in grades seven and up.
Kids Search »
Find biographies from magazines written for young people. Recommended for students in grades two through six.
World Book for Kids »
Find biographies and more in this online encyclopedia for students in grades two through five. Click on "People", then "Biographies" to see a listing of people; or click on Important People to search for people by what they do, where they're from, when they lived, etc.; such as African American inventors or women astronauts and pilots.
World Book for Students »
This general encyclopedia includes thousands of biographies of famous people, from journalist Robert Sengstacke Abbott to athlete Babe Didrickson Zaharias. Search by name or use the Biography Center to search by profession, gender, nationality, ethnicity, or era. Recommended for students in grades three and up.
BIO Classroom »
Sponsored by the Biography Channel, this site offers study guides, Bio of the month, vidoes and much more to get students excited about the history makers of our world.
Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography »
This site, designed by Eric Weisstein, offers brief histories of over 1,000 scientists and mathematicians. Searchable by branch of science, nationality, gender and race, and prize winners.
First Ladies of the United States of America »
Also available from the White House is First Ladies of the United States of America, which provides fun facts.
Hispanic Heritage Biographies »
Looking for biographies for Hispanic Heritage Month - Thomas-Gale provides free access to Hispanic Heritage Biographies on their website. Entries include a biographical essay and further readings for more extensive research.
Invent Now Hall of Fame »
The National Inventors Hall of Fame honors select men and women whose inventions have improved the lives of all; includes the Patent number, biographical information and a brief description of the inventions impact on society.
Presidents of the United States »
The White House offers an in-depth look at each president and his life including links to their Presidential Library and a page on their first lady.
Profiles of Great African Americans You Should Know »
The Black Collegian online offers 23 brief biographies from Benjamin Banneker to Whitney Young.