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Adoptees
Famous Adoptees and Foster Children: Using adoption as its basis, this website provides a searchable subject index with over 800 listings of women and men with an adoption background. Some of the entries are detailed, whereas some are still be developed.
http://www.dil.aber.ac.uk/dils/Research/RFocus9/ind_int.htm

African American
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African American Heroes of the Era, 1865-1945, includes biographies about women and men who made a difference. (Presented by World Book.)
http://www.worldbook.com/fun/aajourny/html/bh119.html

African American Women, provides accounts of slavery and in turn, the biography of their lives.
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/collections/african-american-women.html

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century are biographies and autobiographies of their actual works that have been digitalized on-line, courtesy of the New York Library. 
http://digilib.nypl.org/dynaweb/digs-b/@Generic__CollectionView;hf=0

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century - Biographies  consists of 37 short biographical entries about notable African American Women, including Hallie Q. Brown, Frances E.W. Harper, and Phillis Wheatley.
http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/writers_aa19/biographies.html

American Slave Narratives contains narratives from former slaves that were interviewed between 1936 to 1938.
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/wpa/wpahome.html

Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences provides biographical information about more than 20 women who have contributed in the fields of science, including biochemistry, biology, chemistry, physics, genetics, math and many other areas.
https://webfiles.uci.edu/mcbrown/display/women.html

Gale Group: Black History Month highlights the contributions of African Americans in the fields of literature, sport, activism, entertainment, and business.
http://www.gale.com/free_resources/bhm/bio/index.htm

Great African Queens profles more than a dozen women, of African ancestry, whose presence and contributions are noteworthy.
http://www.swagga.com/queen.htm

Harmon collection: Breaking Racial Barriers consists of a number of African American biographies (women and men).  http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/harmon/

Internet African American History Challenge profiles 5 women and 7 men who made contributions to our country.
http://www.brightmoments.com/blackhistory/

Links to information on African American women, women's achievements through history and the international biography index. http://metalab.unc.edu/cheryb/women/resource/biographies.html

NegroArtist provides links to slave narratives, newspaper writings, and images of African Americans.
http://www.negroartist.com/writings/writings.htm

Profiles of Contemporary Mathematicians of the African Diaspora contains biographical information about women and men in the math field, with PhD's and/ or contributed mathematical endeavors.
http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/PEEPS/madprofiles.html

South Carolina – Notable African-Americans provides a lengthly list of women and men of importance from the South Carolina region.
http://www.sciway.net/afam/byname.html

Voices from the Gaps  an instructional World Wide Web site focusing on the lives and works of women writers of color. It is designed to be used as a curricular project and to allow readers to learn about the vast number of women writers of color including June Jordan, Audre Lorde, and Zora Neale Hurston.
http://voices.cla.umn.edu/

UGA African American Studies provides brief biographical sketches of several key figures (women and men) in African American history.
http://www.uga.edu/~iaas/History.html

Uncrowned Queens: Biographies: African American Women Community Builders of Western New York provides brief biographies, lists of honors, associations, and accomplishments.
http://wings.buffalo.edu/uncrownedqueens/files/bios.htm  

Women of Color, Women of Words  is focused on African American women and offers access to biographical information and links to plays; research centers which have information about the playwright; critical and biographical resources about these women.
http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~cybers/home.html

 
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Anthropologists
Cyberanthropologists provides a brief profile with links to additional information about women and men in the field of anthropology.
http://web3.cas.usf.edu/main/depts/ANT/cma/CMAnthropologists.htm

Asian
South Asian Women Network (SAWNET) uses internet news reports and sources to provide information about more than a hundred South Asian women.
http://www.sawnet.org/whoswho/

 

Deaf
DeafPeople is a site that celebrates the achievements of deaf people in history, as well as those who are still active in their careers. A brief biography summary is provided and for an additional fee, a more extensive profile is available.
http://www.deafpeople.com/

 
Explorers
Female Explorers:Women Exploring Their World using article format, biographical information is provided about women who dared to go beyond society imposed sanctions in various fields.
http://femexplorers.com/more_articles.php?cat_id=1
    

Feminists
Individual Feminists: provides biographies of international and national women who are feminists.
http://www.cddc.vt.edu/feminism/indiv.html

Feminist Foremothers provides biographical information about 30 women who wrote feminist tracts or were published between 1400 and 1800.
http://www.pinn.net/~sunshine/march99/whm_99.html  

  

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Hall of Fame
National Women's Hall of Fame profiles 125 inductees.
http://www.greatwomen.org/

WITI Hall of Fame's Inductees includes biographical information about women scientists, engineers, and technologist who make a difference from 1996 through 1998.
http://www.witi.com/center/witimuseum/halloffame/index.php

 

Indigenous (Native Americans)

Native American Author. "You'll find biography, bibliography, lesson plans, online etexts and critical reviews of selected authors whose works are taught in the public schools or at the university level."
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/natauth.htm

Native American Authors is part of the Internet Public Library that cites brief descriptions of contemporary women and men,
their works, and their tribe.
 http://ipl.si.umich.edu/div/natam/bin/browse.pl/authors

SACNAS Biography Project highlights 26 women scienctists of Chicano/Latino and Native American origins.
http://64.171.10.183/biography/listsscientist.asp

Woman Spirit provides brief biographical sketches of 13 Native American women, including Nancy Ward, Pocahontas, and Sacajawea.
http://www.meyna.com/wspirit.html 

 


 Inventors
Inventor of the Week, developed by the  Lemelson-MIT Program, "is dedicated to honoring the acclaimed and unsung heroes who have helped improve our lives through invention."
http://web.mit.edu/invent/i-archive.html

National Inventors Hall of Fame   provides biographies of nationally recognized (1973 - 1999) women and men inventors.
http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/1_1_search.asp

 

Jews
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Jewish Heroes and Heriones of America provides information about men and women, of Jewish background, who have made a difference or contributed in the United States.
http://www.fau.edu/library/brodytoc.htm 

Jewish Women's Archives (JWA) profiles 9 women, providing extensive information about her life. "The mission of the Jewish Women's Archive is to uncover, chronicle and transmit the rich legacy of Jewish women and their contributions to our families and communities, to our people and our world."
http://www.jwa.org/exhibits/wwd/biographies_index.html  

Jews In Sports Online tells the largely underappreciated story of Jewish athletes, from the famous to the unknown. The American Jewish Historical Society presents this digital archival record of the proud legacy of Jewish athletes, and how each one's accomplishments in the world of sports reflected on his or her particular society and era.
http://www.jewsinsports.org/

JSOURCE: Biographies of Jewish Women includes biographical information, photographs, and highlights about women of Jewish faith.
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/biowomen.html

 

Latina, Mexican American
Famous BoriQua, provided by Senor BoriQuai, focuses on women from the Island of Puerto Rico to mainland USA and around the world. Included are biographies, photos and other helpful links about famous musicians, singers, sports athletes, politicians, artists, authors, Miss Universe and many others.

 http://www.senorboriqua.net/index1.html

Famous Hispanics in the World & History highlights the works and lives of women and men with  Hispanic origins.
 
http://coloquio.com/famosos/alpha.html

Gale Group --  profiles 50 notable Hispanic American men and women who've made a difference in the arts, entertainment, sports, world affairs, human rights and history.
 http://www.gale.com/free_resources/chh/bio/index.htm

Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822 - 1995 provides biographical information about women and men in congress.
 http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/congress/contents.html

Hispanic Women in Leadership provides details about 13 women who have made difference.
 http://www.hepm.org/womeninlead.htm

Las Mujeres links and provides details about 21 women who are leaders, authors, singers, or artists.
 http://www.lasmujeres.com/

Latina "Wall of Fame" is a commemorative feature recognizing Latinas who have made a meaningful impact on our lives, our communities, and our nation. So far more than a dozen brief profiles with links to additional information about Latina's throughout history is provided.
 http://www.imdiversity.com/villages/hispanic/history_heritage/whm_wall_of_fame.asp

Making Face, Making Soul.. Chicana feminist homepage includes paragraphs about many "Chicanas, Chingonas...are those Chicanas and Latinas who have made significant professional, educational, and cultural achievements."
 http://chicanas.com/chingonas.html

National Women's History Project: Honored Latinas during NWHP 25 Years of "Writing Women Back into History" efforts. Consists of 14 brief profiles and photos.
 http://www.nwhp.org/resourcecenter/honoredlatinas.php

Notable Hispanic Americans, provided by InfoPlease, allows the reader to learn briefly about many women and men in the fields of the arts & entertainment, athletes, scientists, writers, and politics.
  http://www.infoplease.com/spot/hhmbioaz.html
 
SACNAS Biography Project highlights 26 women scienctists of Chicano/Latino and Native American origins.
 
http://64.171.10.183/biography/listsscientist.asp


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Lesbians
List of Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual People
 is a partial list of confirmed famous people who were or are gay, lesbian or bisexual. Links for additional information is also available.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_gay,_lesbian_or_bisexual_people/A-E

Milwaukee LGBT History Project provides information about gays, lesbians, bi-sexual, and transgender active in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area.
http://www.mkelgbthist.org/people/indiv.htm


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Nobel Prize
Female Nobel Prize Laureates includes biographies since 1903.
http://www.almaz.com/nobel/women.html

Nobel e-Museum  biographical accounts of women and men who have been awarded a Nobel Prize.
http://nobelprize.org/

 

Philosophers

Women Philosophers provides extensive listing of women whose contributions to the field of philosophy has largely been ignored. In an alphabetical listing (organized primarily by first names), the reader can read biographical, chronological, and philosophical information about more than fifty women philosophers.
http://www.women-philosophers.com/

Women Philosophers of Ancient Times: Short paragraphs about various philosophers.
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/9974/old.html

Women Philosophers of the Middle Ages provides links to 14 biographies about these philosophers.
http://faculty.msmc.edu/lindeman/mo1.htm 

 

Sociologists

Dead Sociologists' Society, provided from the Pfeiffer University, is a list of the various theorists, some biographical information, and a summary of their work.
http://www2.pfeiffer.edu/~lridener/DSS/DEADSOC.HTML

SocioSite: Famous Sociologists, provided by the University of Amsterdam Dept. of Social Sciences, includes biographical information, but the primary focus is on their work in the sociology field.
http://www.sociosite.net/topics/sociologists.php


 
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