Biography

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Biography In Context – Includes entries on more than 500,000 individuals spanning history and geography. This curriculum-aligned resource offers media-rich content in context so that users can perform research on individuals and learn about their significance within their time and place. Updated daily and includes multimedia content and information culled from various resources such as reference books, magazines and websites. The database is designed for librarians, teachers and students to assist them with their information literacy, curriculum and research needs.


Biography Reference Bank – Biographical database offers the in-depth, original profiles from the Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides biographical full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.


Biography Reference Center – This database offers a collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. The database includes coverage of several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).


Contemporary Authors – Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references for over 130,000 U.S. and international authors whose entries appear in Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Authors New Revision Series. Users can search for an author by name, title of work, nationality, date and place of birth and death, subject/genre, personal and career information, awards and honors and more. Updated monthly.


Explora for Elementary Schools – A student interface designed for use in kindergarten through grade 5 with a focus on the arts, literature, biography, current events, geography, culture, health, history, math, science and more.


Explora for Middle Schools – A student interface designed for use in grades 6 through 8 with a focus on the arts, literature, biography, current events, geography and culture, health, history, math, science and more.


Explora for High Schools – An interface designed for students in grades 9 through 12 with a focus on the arts, literature, biography, business and careers, current events, geography and culture, health, history, math, science and more.


Explora for Public Libraries – An interface designed for public and school libraries with a focus on the arts, literature, biography, business and careers, current events, geography and culture, health, history, math, science and more.


Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia – Indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double-clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. Updated annually.


LitFinder – Covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content. This includes approximately 140,000 full-text poems, 800,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays, 2,000 full-text speeches and 1,700 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs and a glossary.


MagillOnLiterature Plus – Produced by Salem Press, MagillOnLiterature Plus combines all of the quality content of both MagillOnLiterature and MagillOnAuthors in a fully integrated and enhanced single database. It is a source for editorially reviewed critical analyses, character studies, author biographies and plot summaries of the most studied literary works.


MAS Ultra – High School Edition – Designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for 500 popular magazines. Full text is also available for over 85,000 biographies and over 80,000 primary source documents. Also contains nearly 400 reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book); an Image Collection of nearly 600,000 photos, maps and flags, color PDFs; and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.


Middle Search Plus – Contains full text for more than 150 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Also contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia; New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition; Encyclopedia of Animals™; and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.


Science in Context – Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this revolutionary, curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers.


TOPICSearch – This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. Contains full text for over 140,000 articles from nearly 300 diverse sources including international newspapers and periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.