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Credo Reference is an online collection of reference books and other materials in numerous subjects.

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  • American History Online
    Topic-oriented; collection of encyclopedia and dictionary articles, together with primary sources, maps, photos, and videos.
  • American National Biography Online
    Profiles of more than 18,000 men and women from all eras and walks of American life who have influenced and shaped American history and culture. Includes thousands of illustrations, linked cross-references, and links to select web sites. 1999 ed., updated quarterly.
  • Biographies of Women Mathemeticians
    Brief biographies & other resources.
  • Biography & Genealogy Master Index
    Helps locate biographical entries contained in 1000+ volumes & editions of important biographical reference sources. Contains citations for 15M+ biographies on nearly 5M people, living and deceased, from all periods, locations, & fields.
  • Biography In Context  
      
    Contains more than 600,000 biographies on more than 528,000 people from around the world and throughout history.
  • Biography Index Past & Present
    1984-present. Archaeology, architecture, art history, city planning, computer applications & graphics, crafts, film, folk art, graphic arts, industrial & interior design, landscape, museology, painting, photography, sculpture, television, textiles, video.
  • Contemporary Authors
    Biographical and bibliographical references for U.S. and world authors.
  • Dictionary of Irish Biography
    Over 9,000 signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport.
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography
    Biographic, bibliographic, & critical information on authors and their writings.
  • In the First Person
    An index to manuscript collections (including diaries and letters), oral histories, and personal narratives, held in many libraries in the English-speaking world, mostly in the United States.
  • Marquis Who's Who  
      
    Online access to profiles on over 1.4 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor.
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography  
      
    Concise articles on noteworthy people from the British Commonwealth who are no longer living.
 
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