These databases are good sources for articles and other biographical information on individuals.
Biography Reference Bank
Includes biographies, obituaries, photographs, and links to biographical articles. Search by name, profession, title, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, titles of works, date of birth, date of death, keyword, or presence of images.
Provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Includes the main series, the documentary series, and the yearbook series.