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Biography in Context is a comprehensive database of biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. It combines biographies from printed Gale Group publications with biographies from The Complete Marquis Who’s Who®. The database also includes full-text articles from nearly 250 periodicals. There are now more than 400,000 biographies on nearly 275,000 different people.

Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death years and places, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search path. Results may be returned as “Thumbnail Biographies” (brief biographies), “Narrative Biographies” (lengthy biographical profiles), “Magazine and Newspaper Articles,” “Additional Resources,” and “Websites List.”

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Related Resources: Databases for Biographical Information, Biography Reference Bank
Users: unlimited concurrent users
Producer: Gale Group, a Thomson Corporation Company

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 05/15/14