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Research Databases: Biography & Genealogy

For off-campus access, enter your fourteen digit library barcode number located on the back of your college ID/ library card.  No college ID or library card? Request a college ID or library card barcode number.

Most Useful:

  • Ancestry Library Edition (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL) NOTE: on-campus use only
    (Ancestry.com and ProQuest) Genealogy data including census and immigration records, directories, biographies, newspapers and periodicals.
  • Biography Reference Bank (LSCS Libraries)
    (H.W. Wilson) Includes detailed profiles of current and past personalities and "links to 380,000+ related full-text articles plus more than 36,000 images."
  • Biography in Context (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
    (Gale Cengage Learning) Comprehensive biographical resource of over 350,000 people from throughout history and around the world.
  • Contemporary Authors
    (Gale Cengage Learning) Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography 
    (Gale Cengage Learning) Dictionary of Literary Biography provides nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
  • Heritage Quest
    (ProQuest) Family lineage, genealogies, third-party histories and local histories beginning with the 13 original colonies.

Also Try:

  • Credo Reference
    (Credo) Includes materials from over 650 reference books on a variety of topics in higher education, including art, business, history, languages, literature, science, criminal justice, and political science.
  • Oxford Art Online (LSCS Libraries)
    (Oxford University Press) Comprises the full text of Grove Art, The Dictionary of Art and The Oxford Companion to Western Art.
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers (LSCS Libraries)
    (ProQuest) Over 30 million digital pages of seventeen American newspapers dating back to the 18th century. 

TexShare DatabasesTexShare databases are funded in part by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.