Biographies are non-fiction works about a person's life and an autobiography is a person's telling of their own life. These types of works can help us understand creative works, important people or moments in history.
Multi-disciplinary database with full-text coverage of almost 2,000 general periodicals. Emphasis is popular, rather than scholarly publications. Contains more than 80,000 biographies and 100,000 primary source documents.
Format: Majority full-text; some additional full-text via link resolver. Coverage: As early as 1975 - present, Truncation and Wildcard: * and ?, Search Tips: Use quotation marks to phrase search. Allows Boolean AND, OR and NOT searching. May limit to full-text, sch
Biographical and critical material about authors, from Classical Greek and Roman writers to the present. Primary focus is American and British authors. Includes more then 2000 essays. Material is a subset of Gale's Literature Resource Center.
Format: Full-text, Coverage: Greek classics - present, Truncation and Wildcard: * and ?, Search Tips: In-depth search uses drop-down menus to specify gender, genre, language, time period, and nationality/ethnicity. Author names and keywords can also be added.
Full-text database that includes biographical, bibliographical, and critical information on some 2,500 literary writers and their works. Identifiers include ethnicity, nationality, literary period, genre, theme and literary/historical timeline.
Format: Full-text, Coverage: 1993 - present, Truncation and Wildcard: * and ? Or !, Search Tips: Boolean commands. Proximity searching. Use ( ) to construct powerful searches. 53 page
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