Description: The American National Biography highlights the lives of over 18,000 persons who have been important and influential in the history of the United States, from the early days of European exploration to the present. Men and women, both famous and notorious, are described. The online version includes over 17,000 persons covered in the print edition, plus a constantly expanding number of others. In addition, this resource also contains a Teacher's Guide and The Oxford Companion to American History. This now definitive work is the successor to the classic Dictionary of American Biography.
The print edition, 24 volumes plus two supplements, is held in Davis Library Reference and Undergraduate Library Reference, call number CT213 .A68 1999, and in the North Carolina Collection Reading Room, call number CRBo A51g.