Research about people
BIS - Library and Information System
Central Information Service
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Biographical Portal: This database provides information about deceased persons whose work has had a profound impact on political, economic, social, scientific or artistic developments. It contains information on approximately 135,000 well-known individuals.
Autographs and Nachlässe
Kalliope: This database provides an overview of autographs (manuscripts in the author's handwriting) and Nachlässe (scholarly bequests) and lists their location in German libraries and other academic institutions.
Zentrale Datenbank Nachlässe in Archiven (Central Database Nachlässe in Archives - regional public figures and holdings in German archives) You can use this German federal archive to research more than 7,000 Nachlässe and their locations in Germany. It contains short biographies and descriptions of the nature of the bequests and their contents.