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Trial: biographical materials

Posted by Megan on July 2, 2011

The library currently has TRIAL access to two biographical databases:

The temporary trials will end on July 31, 2011.

World Who’s Who contains 60,000 brief biographies of notable people from around the world in all fields.

Oxford’s Who’s Who includes over 33,000 entries of famous and influential people, particularly those who are perceived to have had an impact on British life.

Both resources include individuals who lived in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, and many entries are more up-to-date than the content found in comparable resources. Difficult-to-find details are often included, such as family information, leisure interests, awards, and contact information for living individuals (or last address if deceased).

Please contact me if you think we should acquire permanent access to either of these resources. Purchasing decisions are made based on your feedback!

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