Biographies of more than 17,400 men and women, from all eras and walks of life, whose lives have shaped the nation. More than a decade in preparation, the American National Biography is the first biographical resource of this scope to be published in more than sixty years.
An index to printed reference sources that contain biographical information. Biography and Genealogy Master Index covers individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. Sources indexed in BGMI are of several types: biographical dictionaries and who's whos, which supply information on a number of individuals.; subject encyclopedias, which include some biographical entries; volumes of literary criticism, which may contain only a limited amount of biographical information but give critical surveys of a writer's works; Indexes, which refer the user to a body of information found elsewhere.The total number of biographical sketches indexed by BGMI is now more than 13.6 million.
Information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to the present, along with thousands of images. It contains the full text of the articles from more than 100 volumes of biographical reference books published by H. W. Wilson, including all the articles from all volumes of Current Biography, the World Author Series, Nobel Prize Winners, World Artists, World Film Directors, American Reformers, and numerous biographical books on musicians and composers throughout history. Also included are thousands of biographies from other respected publishers, including Macmillan UK, Greenwood, Houghton Mifflin, and Harvard University Press.
A collection of nearly 500 encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference books provides a good starting point for research.
A collection of specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical, business and literary sources.
Full-text literary criticism and reviews and author biographical information on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
A collection of scholarship, including 8,000 articles and primary source documents, focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.
Provides 50,000 specially-written signed biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of the British past, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000. Includes extensive internal cross-referencing, access to articles from the original DNB, and navigation by "themes" combined with rigorous research and scholarship.