Monday, September 17, 2007

Biography Reference Bank Gives You More Coverage, More Full Text

We've upgraded our major biographical database from H. W. Wilson to add more coverage and more full-text content. The Biography Reference Bank, which replaces Biographies Plus Illustrated, contains the complete contents of Wilson's Biography Index from 1984 to the present and covers over 500,000 people from all periods of history to the present time. Thousands of full-text narrative profiles are drawn from major publishers including Greenwood Press, Harvard University Press, Houghton Mifflin, Oryx, Oxford University Press, and others, and the citation records include links to over 380,000 related full-text articles from Wilson databases and other sources. Among the publications accessible through Biography Reference Bank are biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, and obituaries. The database also features over 36,000 images of profiled subjects and excerpts from book reivews. The easy-to-use search screen supports searching by name, profession, place of origin, gender, ethnicity, birth/death dates, titles of works, and keyword.

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