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Biography Resources


databasesLibrary databases are online collections of information, organized for research. Databases contain articles, eBooks, images, maps, primary sources and more. Start your research with these general databases, available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library Card.

Biography in Context  Combines authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Explora for Teens Look up articles, facts and primary sources for research papers, class projects or homework. Get information from trustworthy sources that you can cite in your papers. Designed with students and educators in mind. Click on "more" under Biography to see all the available topics.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Biography Reference books online. Great for school work. 

Student Resources in Context Reference essays, magazine, journal and newspaper articles, primary source documents, historical timelines, biographies and classroom topics. Click on “View All” in the Biography window or use Advanced search and limit Document Type to “Biography”.

Other Online Resources

Biography.com Search over 25,000 of the greatest lives, past and present.

Biographies A to Z Short biographies of famous Coloradans with photographs and a “Why Important” statement. Published by the Colorado State Library.

Biographies of Notable Coloradans Read up on the historical figures that shaped the history of Colorado and the West with articles written just for students. Published by History Colorado. Available in English and Spanish. 

Colorado Encyclopedia A twenty-first-century reference work on the Centennial Statecurated by Colorado Humanities that can be searched by keyword or browsed by race/ethnicity/culture, gender, or career. 

Colorado Women's Hall of Fame Contemporary and historical inductees with a few biographical sketches.

Colorful Coloradans: Biographies for Kids From Denver Public Library's Western History and Genealogy Department.

Notable Coloradans A list of famous Coloradans by subject. Very short biographies, a helpful resource for deciding who you might want to do further research about.