In addition to the general biography databases, try:
Encyclopedia of Popular Music
30,000 entries cover all genres and periods of popular music from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music. Complete discographies with a 5-star album rating system are included.
• Gale Virtual Reference Library
Contains the full text of hundreds of reference books on a wide variety of subjects, including history, business, medicine, science and humanities. Includes tables of content, indexes and illustrations. (Guided Tour)
• Grove Dictionary of Art Online
Premier art encyclopedia on the Internet covering all aspect of visual arts from prehistory to the present day. Includes biographies of artists and select images of art.
• Literature Online
Provides summaries and criticism of books, as well as literary periods, genres, and movements. Includes author biographies.
• Literature Resource Center
Critical analyses, plot overviews, and author biographies of 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers from every age and literary discipline.(Guided Tour)
• Something About the Author
This series covers individuals ranging from established award winners in children’s literature to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers in children’s literature.