The Consortium Library has a plethora of information on biographies of people, both living and dead. Some are famous, others not so famous, and quite a few are names no one even knows.
Many sources are available online in QuickSearch, such as the Encyclopedia of World Biography, an entire encyclopedia devoted to nothing but biographies.
A sample of more specialized sources online includes the Dictionary of Literary Biography; Dictionary of Political Biography; and American Men & Women of Science : A Biographical Directory of Today’s Leaders in Physical, Biological, and Related Sciences.
Don’t forget there are also lots of print sources on biographies in the Reference section featuring artists, writers, women, presidents, musicians, Ancient Greeks and Romans, mathematicians, and on and on. Ask us to learn more!