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Biography Resource Center

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Éditeur : Gale Cengage Learning

Support : Internet

Catégories :

Encyclopédies, ouvrages de référence

Pluridisciplinaire

Langue : Anglais

Type de ressource : Texte intégral

Nombre de données : Plus de 414 000 biographies

Sujet(s) : Littérature, sciences, études multicuturelles, business, spectacle, politique, sport, histoire de l

Résumé:

This comprehensive online biographical reference database is designed to meet the needs of public, school and academic libraries in the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and newsmakers. The Biography Resource Center contains nearly 414,000 biographies on more than 320,000 people from around the world and throughout history. It combines more than 135 frequently consulted Thomson Gale biographical databases with more than 265 full-text periodicals. Whether users want to learn about past and present noteworthy figures for their own personal benefit, or need a starting point for more in-depth research on a particular event, country or era, the information presented in Biography Resource Center makes it the first source to turn to for:

  • Narrative biographies -- extensive biographical profiles that provide an in-depth look at the featured individual's life and his or her accomplishments
  • Thumbnail biographies -- brief biographies that contain key facts
  • The Marquis Who's Who -- available as an optional, add-on module featuring nearly one million additional thumbnail biographies that are fully-integrated with Gale biographies
  • Full-text magazine articles -- selected articles that amplify and update the narrative biographies and thumbnail biographies, and provide information on individuals not yet profiled in the Biography Resource Center database
  • Websites -- more than 18,000 websites selected by the Gale editorial staff that highlight and amplify an individual's life and works
  • Research guide -- helpful information on how Biography Resource Center can help users obtain the most effective biographical research results
  • "Spotlight On..." features contemporary and historical individuals currently in the news with links to related biographies, periodical articles, and websites within the Biography Resource Center

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