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Find a biographical profile

Need to find out more about an important, noteworthy or famous person? Perhaps you are meeting with someone for the first time or researching potential speakers for an event? The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides access to a selection of online biographical databases that can help you find the information you need.

Who's who

The online edition of Who's Who is available to logged in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. It contains over 33,000 short biographies of living famous, well-known, noteworthy and influential individuals worldwide. 

Credo Reference

The Credo Reference online reference library provides access to a wide range of biographical directories, further supplemented by a selection of dictionaries for quotations and speeches.

The Credo Reference online reference library includes:

  • 1000 CEOs
  • Bloomsbury Biographical Dictionary of Quotations
  • Chambers Biographical Dictionary
  • Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage
  • Debrett's People of Today
  • Great Lives: A Century in Obituaries
  • Marquis Who Was Who in America 1607-1984
  • Marquis Who Was Who in America 1985-present
  • Marquis Who's Who in America
  • Marquis Who's Who in the World

Access to the full text of the publications in the Credo Reference collection is provided for ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to the conditions in the Credo Reference terms of use statement.

Business Source Corporate

The Business Source Corporate database contains a wide variety of biographical information, ranging from interviews to profiles.

You will need to be logged in to the website to gain full access to the range of material available from this source.

Can't find what you are looking for?

If you're having trouble finding the information you need, ask the Library & Information Service. Contact us by telephone on +44 (0)20 7920 8620, by web chat or by email at library@icaew.com.