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920 ULT Ultimate Biography : inside the lives of the world's 250 most influential people. London ; New York : DK, 2002.    Presents biographical profiles of 250 of the world's most powerful, honored, infamous, and interesting people from throughout history, grouped in the categories of the arts, American history, human achievement, world history, and human spirit, with photographs and an index.
920.72 PEA Peavy, Linda S. Women who changed things. New York : Scribner, c1983.    Presents biographies of nine women active between 1880 and 1930 who made outstanding contributions in the fields of medicine, religion, politics, business, arts and letters, education, athletics, and social action.
REF 031 NEW The new Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago : Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2002.
REF 031 WOR The World Book encyclopedia. Chicago : World Book, c2000.
REF 503 MCG McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of science & technology. New York : McGraw-Hill, c1987.
REF 509.2 NOT Notable twentieth-century scientists. New York : Gale Research, c1995.
REF 910 EXP Explorers and discoverers of the world. Detroit : Gale Research, c1993.    Examines the lives of 322 men and women whose journeys shaped the modern world from the navigators of ancient Greece and the Orient to the discoverers of the New World and space pioneers.
REF 920 AME Dictionary of American biography. New York, Scribner, [1957- v.1, 1964]
REF 920 AME American national biography. New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.    Contains alphabetically arranged articles that provide biographical information about men and women whose lives and careers have influenced the course of American history, focusing on the key achievements of individuals who died before 1996; each with a descriptive bibliography.
REF 920 FEL Feldman, Anthony. Scientists & inventors. New York : Facts on File, c1979.    Presents 160 chronologically arranged biographies of scientists and inventors with emphasis on their particular contributions to the progress of mankind.
REF 920 MOR Current biography yearbook. New York : H.W. Wilson, 1940-
REF 920 ONE 1000 makers of the millennium. New York : DK, c1999.    Biographies of 1000 leaders, thinkers, scientists, inventors, artists, and writers who have had an impact on our world. Includes a timeline.
REF 920 TUR Thinkers of the twentieth century. Chicago : St. James Press, 1987.
REF 920.009 NOT Notable Asian Americans. New York : Gale Research, c1995.    Contains brief biographies of over 250 Asian Americans who have achieved national or international prominence in a variety of fields.
REF 920.02 GAY Gay, Kathlyn. Heroes of conscience : a biographical dictionary. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1996.    Spanning the years from the late 1800s to the present this collection of biographical sketches explores the lives, motives, and actions of heroes of conscience representing such areas as medicine, education, and human rights.
REF 920.02 HER Heroes and pioneers. New York : Macmillan Library Reference, c1998.    Alphabetical articles profile men and women who have been leaders in many fields, including Arthur Ashe, Amelia Earhart, Andrew Jackson, Helen Keller, Nelson Mandela, and Rigoberta Menchu Tum, among many others.
REF 920.02 MCG Encyclopedia of world biography. Detroit : Gale : Thomson/Gale, c2004.    Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide biographical information on two hundred men and women not covered in previous volumes of "Encyclopedia of World Biography," who have made significant contributions to culture and society.
REF 920.02 MER Merriam-Webster's biographical dictionary. Springfield, Mass. : Merriam-Webster, c1995.    Provides biographical information on over 30,000 deceased individuals from all fields of endeavor throughout the past 5,000 years of history, from Michelangelo to George Sand to Liang Ch'i-ch'ao.
REF 920.3 COM Something about the author. Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research, 1971-    Deals with the lives and works of authors and illustrators of children's books.
REF 920.5 BIO Biography today : profiles of people of interest to young readers. Detroit, Mich. : Omnigraphics, Inc., c.1992.    Biographies of actors, astronauts, athletes, authors, cartoonists, directors, musicians, scientists, television personalities, world leaders, and more.
REF 920.72 BLA Black women in America : an historical encyclopedia. Bloomington, Ind : Indiana University Press, c1993.    Black women in the United States -- Bibliography of basic resources -- Classified list of biographical entries.   This encyclopedia consists of 804 entries, 641 of which are biographies of individual Black women and 163 of which deal with general topics and organizations.
REF 920.72 NOT Notable American women : the modern period : a biographical dictionary.    Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1980.    This third volume of biographies of women who have made distinctive contributions to American life includes 442 women who died from 1951 to 1975.
REF 920.72 NOT Notable Hispanic American women. Detroit : Gale Research, c1993.    Contains short biographies of three hundred Hispanic American women who have achieved national or international prominence in a variety of fields.
REF 920.72 SMI Notable Black American women. Detroit : Gale Research, c1992.    Biographical essays on 500 Afro-American women that combine life histories with information on the key people, places, institutions, and events that have had an impact on these women.
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