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

Resources to Start With

  • 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 Mathematicians
    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  
    Full-text bio-bibliographical guide to over 100,000 current and recently prominent writers in all media.
  • 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.
  • 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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