Databases: Biography

  • by EBSCO

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: A biography database that combines the in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, plus the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from the complete range of Wilson databases (including biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries). Biography Reference Bank covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images.


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  • by Britannica

    Type: Reference

    Description: Britannica Online is the Internet version of the Encyclopedia Britannica, the world's premier encyclopedia. It consists of a fully searchable and browsable collection of authoritative references, including Britannica's latest article database (hundreds of articles not found in the print version), Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Tenth edition), the Britannica Book of the Year, and thousands of links to other web sites selected by Britannica editors. For biographical information, type in the person's name in the search box.


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  • by Oxford

    Type: Reference

    Description: Limited to one simultaneous user. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is an illustrated collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2000. Living people are not included. Articles were written by 10,000 contributors, including university scholars, independent researchers, and writers drawn from many disciplines. The group of authors is also geographically diverse. Just over 7,000 contributors are based in the United Kingdom, and the remainder are residents of forty-nine countries (including 1,396 from the United States, 302 from Australia, 52 from Germany, and 16 from India). The library has the paper reprint of the original 1885-1901 edition and the supplements through 1985 (Ref. DA28 .D47). This electronic edition includes everyone included in the print edition, but the articles about them have been completely rewritten or substantially revised to reflect modern scholarship (70% of the Oxford DNB is completely new text, with 30% revised more or less heavily from the old text). Thus, the original paper edition remains of importance for historians. Online updates will be published three times each year (starting in January 2005) and new biographies (taking in people who died after 2000) will be added.


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  • by Gale

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: The Literature Resource Center on GaleNet is a literature reference database designed for both the undergraduate and graduate student, including biographical, bibliographical, and critical content. The LRC is built on the Gale Group three author databases: Contemporary Authors Online, offering biographical coverage of more than 100,000 writers; Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, featuring entries on all authors appearing in CLC since vol. 95 of the print series and complete profiles of 266 most studied authors from editions prior to vol. 95; and Dictionary of Literary Biography Online, containing more than 10,000 biocritical essays on authors and their works written by academic scholars. The Literature Resource Center also includes selected full-text, excerpted, and commissioned critical material from the Gale Literature Criticism and For Students Series. In addition, users can access current, full-text critical essays on major authors via the Literature Resource Center's link to 74 recent literary journals. Other features in the Literature Resource Center include 4000 explications and overviews of prominent literary works; links to 5000 websites focusing on major authors and their works; 1500 author portraits; a guide to writing a Modern Language Association-style research paper.


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  • by NewsBank

    Type: Full-Text

    Description: This database includes the paid death notices which are often not maintained in newspaper electronic archives. Each obituary or death notice is indexed by the name of the deceased person, to make searching easier and more precise. In addition, the text of each obituary or death notice is searchable, making it easy to find just what you're looking for using a place of residence, occupation, names of family members, or other personal information. Coverage includes more than 600 newspapers, some starting in the 1960


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  • Who’s Who (Marquis)

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    by Marquis

    Type: Reference

    Description: Supports two concurrent users with a 10-minute timeout if a user does not log off. Includes biographical information on 1.4 million notable men and women from all fields of endeavor and from around the world. Also includes American history biographies.


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