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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Online version of the 2 volume original. Signed entries with brief bibliographies ("Further Readings and References"). Bibliographies not annotated. Includes a "Reader's Guide" that arranges the entries by broad topic, and a subject index.
Online version of the 8 volume original. Part of the Oxford African American Studies Center. The standard reference work for biographical information on over 4,000 African Americans who have made especially important contributions to African American history and culture.
"A useful and often fascinating guide for present and future researchers [...] the editor has selected 506 contemporaries who have distinguished themselves either in American life or American Jewish life" (from the American Jewish History review by Stephen J. Whitfield). See also the Library Journal review by David Lincove.
Biographical entries from 626 reference works (in 933 volumes), originally published between 1702 and 1998, containing often-difficult-to-locate biographical information. Part of the World Biographical Information System.
Over 40,000 articles from about 300 biographical dictionaries. Includes Index that supports browsing by religion. We have a trial to the online version of this set (African American Biographical Database) through August, 2021.
Annual digest of statistics, drawn from the census and other sources. Most volumes have been digitized. Published every year from 1878 to 2012. Continued by: ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States.