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Britannica Academic
Britannica Academic combines the Encyclopedia Britannica with Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.  Articles are written by Nobel laureates, historians, curators, professors, and other experts.  Virtual Tour



Biography Channel
Search detailed description or account of someone's life and times. Search over 25,000 of the greatest lives, past and present. Watch interviews and video clips at Biography.com. Check out the Born On This Day, Deathiversary, and Black History sections.  


Community and Local Links 

Biographical Resources for Buffalo and Erie County
This document is a selected list of biographical resources of prominent men and women involved with Buffalo and Western New York. Their professions include but are not limited to ship captains, engineers, ship owners, shipbuilders, merchants, and engine builders. Birth, death, and marriage information is often given along with professional details. Nearly everything listed here can be found in the Grosvenor Room (GRO). Material in the Grosvenor Room does not circulate and cannot be removed from the room. In a few cases, there are duplicate copies of these books in the general nonfiction collection that can be checked out.


Library Materials

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Biography & Autobiography
Biography Writing