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Internationales biographisches Nachschlagewerk mit rund 440.000 ausführlichen Profilen und Kurzbiographien zu Leben und Werk von 340.000 Persönlichkeiten aller Zeiten. Als optionales Add-On sind darüber hinaus zum einen 1 Million Kurzbiographien aus "The Complete Marquis Who's Who", zum anderen rund 160.000 Biographien aus einschlägigen Referenzwerken wie "American Men & Women of Science", "Governments of the World", "Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History" und "Encyclopaedia Judaica". Ferner enthalten sind ausgewählte Zeitschriften- und Zeitungsartikel mit aktuellen Informationen zu ausgewählten Persönlichkeiten im Volltext sowie mehr als 19.000 Links zu relevanten Internetseiten. Updates: täglich (Zeitungs- und Zeitschriftenartikel), zweimonatlich (Nachschlagewerke).


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Verlag :: Publisher

Gale Cengage

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Now an even more dynamic resource with a new interface and enhanced functionality, this online biographical resource 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. Comprehensive, current, and easy to use, the Biography Resource Center contains more than 440,000 biographies on more than 340,000 people from around the world and throughout history. It combines more than 135 frequently consulted Gale biographical sources with more than 325 full-text periodicals and journals, more than 27,000 portraits and thousands of Recent News briefs on high-interest individuals. 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:

  • In-depth biographies -- biographical profiles that provide an extensive look at the featured individual's life and his or her accomplishments
  • Brief biographies -- concise biographies that contain key facts
  • Full-text magazine articles -- selected articles that amplify and update the in-depth biographies and brief biographies, and provide information on individuals not yet profiled in the Biography Resource Center database
  • Websites -- nearly 19,000 websites selected by the Gale editorial staff that highlight and amplify an individual's life and works
  • Multiple search paths -- Name, Biographical Facts, and Advanced search provide users with various approaches to discovering information about people
  • "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

Two Options for Biography Resource Center Customers!

Marquis Who's Who® Module: The Marquis Who's Who® add-on module to Biography Resource Center features more than 1 million additional brief biographies on the most accomplished individuals from around the world and all fields of endeavor including government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports. Biographies include birth information, family, education and degree, career history, creative works, awards, military history, achievements, current memberships, interests/hobbies, and contact information. Marquis biographies are fully integrated within Biography Resource Center, allowing researchers easy, single-search access to all of the information available on an individual.

To further enhance this invaluable resource, we're pleased to announce the launch of the Biography Resource Center: Lives & Perspectives Collection. This optional new module supplements your Biography Resource Center with nearly 160,000 biographies drawn from a range of highly respected academic reference titles such as American Men & Women of Science, Governments of the World, Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History and the Dartmouth Medal-winning Encyclopaedia Judaica.

The Lives & Perspectives Collection is a compelling addition to Biography Resource Center for any library:

  • Includes biographies appropriate for school (particularly Advanced Placement classes), public and academic library users
  • Offers biographical perspectives not broadly available elsewhere
  • Increases the number of profiles in Biography Resource Center by more than 35 percent, helping ensure an even greater level of search success
  • Most of the individuals covered will be unique to those already included in Biography Resource Center
  • Makes biographies from nearly 40 key subject encyclopedias searchable using the paths in Biography Resource Center designed to deliver targeted results
  • Puts content of high quality at your users' fingertips

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