American National Biography Online
American National Biography Online is a biographical resource on more than 18,000
people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture.
The ANB Online features thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references,
links to select web sites, and powerful search capabilities. Also included are over
900 articles from The Oxford Companion to United States History, which provides information
on the landmark events in U.S. history and gives context to the lives included in
All articles originally included in the ANB Online were on biographical subjects who died before the end of 1995. Articles on important figures who have died since 1995 are being added in quarterly updates, but coverage of people in this category is not yet complete.