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Oxford DNB – Dictionary of National Biography

An illustrated collection of more than 57,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain’s past.

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Who’s Who

The essential directory of the noteworthy and influential in all walks of life, in the UK and worldwide.  Plus Who Was Who: over 100,000 entries from the archives of Who’s Who dating back to 1898.

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Statistical Accounts of Scotland – 1791-1845

An essential sources of study of Scottish life from the 18th and 19th centuries. Based largely on information supplied by each parish church minister. Click here for access to non-subscribers and browse scanned pages.


Oxford Bibliographies OnlineOxford Bibliographies

A web-based compendium of peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies and short encyclopedia entries maintained by Oxford University Press.