American National Biography

"The life of a nation is told by the lives of its people..."  A tremendous biographical resource, ANB offers high-quality portraits of men and women from all walks of life and all eras whose lives have in some way shaped the nation.  The Research Ideas section of this database is really useful for jump-starting research in selected topics as it pulls together articles from the ANB specific to your topic.  Try it out - you'll be happy you did!