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.
Features nearly 18,000 biographies, thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search capabilities. Updates are published quarterly; in April, July, October, and January.
This is an outstanding resource for biographical information on notable people who are now deceased and who lived in what is now the geographical extent of the United States and left an imprint on American history, broadly conceived.
Multi-disciplinary database with full-text coverage of more than 2,300 magazines and journals. Emphasis is popular, rather than scholarly publications. Contains over 870 full-text reference books, over 73,000 full-text primary source documents, more than 1.6 million photos, maps and flags, and over 70,000 videos from the Associated Press.
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, scholarly journals, date, length, publication name and type. HELP link on each screen, which includes Citation information. Can print, save, or email results. Some full-text publications may have the most current 3-12 months in abstract only, due to publisher restrictions. Add keyword BIOGRAPHY to easily search 88,000 biographies.
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.
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