Online Reference Library – Biographical Information Resources

The Library subscribes to online reference works to help you find reliable information and carry out research.

These are all free to use but you may be asked to enter the barcode number from your Hull library card to use them at home. Some can only be used on a computer in the library, we’ve made it clear which ones these are.

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Find out about people who made an impact on British life in their lifetime

(use on any computer with your Library card)

Access the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography website

 

 

 

 

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Who’s Who and Who Was Who

Look up noteworthy people alive now and those who have previously appeared in the book

(use on any computer with your Library card)

Access the Who's who and who was who website

American National Biography

Over 19,000 biographies of significant, influential or notorious figures from American history written by prominent scholars

(for use in the library only)

Access the American National Biography website