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Biographisches Referenzwerk mit ausführlichen Informationen zu über 19.000 Personen aller Epochen und Gesellschaftsschichten, deren Leben für die US-amerikanische Geschichte bedeutsam war. Updates: vierteljährlich.

American National Biography (ANB)

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Oxford University Press

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Discover the lives of more than 18,700 men and women - from all eras and walks of life - who have influenced American history and culture in the acclaimed American National Biography Online.

To supplement the thousands of biographies, many of which feature an image or illustration, Oxford is proud to announce a partnership with the Smithsonian that makes nearly 100 portraits from the National Portrait Gallery available to ANB users.

The wealth of biographies are also cross-searchable with over 900 articles from The Oxford Companion to United States History. This resource offers entries on historical events, social movements, ideologies, and iconic sites in the United States, and over 2,500 corresponding photographs.

Versatile search and browse options allow users a seamless journey through the thousands of biographies. Editorially curated research guides group recommended biographies by theme, so students and researches can instantly be connected to relevant, fitered content. And specialized collections of biographies related to Black History, Women's History, Hispanic Heritage and more can be found in the advanced search option.

Over 80,000 linked cross-references between ANB Online biographies and a rich web of editorially-selected links to key archival, library, and other external web sites offer a wealth of information for students, academics, and anyone interested in American history.

From missionaries to musicians, social workers to statisticians, cowboys to chemists, and Vikings to astronauts, the portraits in ANB Online combine to reflect the rich diversity of American life from pre-colonial times onwards. It is updated twice a year with new biographies, illustrations, and articles.


  • Quick and easy access to over 19,000 biographies of the people who have shaped American history
  • Intuitive search and browse options - navigate seamlessly through content with quick and advanced search by name, birth date, occupation, and more
  • Specialized collections of related biographies explore the diversity of American history including Black History, Women's History, and Hispanic Heritage
  • Themed research guides provide students with editorially curated article lists on subjects such as American Literature and the Civil Rights Movement

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