Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyPlease note: This database is licenced for 3 simultaneous user only. Please log off at the end of your session. An illustrated collection of 59,558 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2011. Excludes living people.
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete OnlineProfiles of past and present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights. The biographies discuss the lives and careers of the literary figures profiled, along with the critical response to their works.
Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the PresentA resource for those with an interest in literature, women's writing, or cultural history more generally. With about five and a half million words of text, it is full of interpretive information on women, writing, and culture. It includes documents on the lives and writing careers of about a thousand writers, together with a great deal of contextual historical material on relevant subjects, such as the law, economics, science, writing by men, education, medicine, politics.