Lives, the biography resource: a collection of annotated links to biography sites. Cataloged by individual names and biography collections (geographical, professions, Civil War, etc.). Includes journals, diaries, letters, memoirs, narratives, image collections, biographical dictionaries, critical biography etc.
The Biographical Dictionary: "This dictionary covers more than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day. The dictionary can be searched by birth years, death years, positions held, professions, literary and artistic works, achievements, and other keywords."
Encyclopedia Britannica's guide to black history: Major features include a timeline of important events, brief biographies of famous African-Americans, articles on Events and Institutions and Eras in Black History.
This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases.
World Statesmen: Provides names and timelines of rulers, politicians, and statesmen for most nations that have existed since 1760. Supplemented by national timelines, flags, and other national information.
U.S. Small Business Administration America's Small Business Resource http://www.processregister.com/ ProcessRegister is a comprehensive online reference database of suppliers of products and services used in the process, energy and greater manufacturing industries.