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Biography in Context database now available


   

Gale Biography in Context

May 3, 2011 – Gale Biography in Context provides nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. The database is a curriculum-aligned resource that offers media-rich content in context that's updated daily to meet the needs of today’s user. In it you’ll find:

  • 600,000+ biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals
  • 170+ award-winning Gale reference titles
  • 50,000 new or updated bios added annually in addition to daily updates to account for awards and events
  • Integrated reference material, periodical information and multimedia content
  • Hundreds of hand-crafted topic pages covering the highest-interest features

The included Lives & Perspectives Collection supports university coursework by providing multidisciplinary content on notable figures and the societal forces that have shaped their lives. The integration of this collection provides first-time-ever access to 160,000 bios drawn from:

  • American Men & Women of Science
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica
  • Governments of the World
  • Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History
  • And nearly 40 other respected titles from Macmillan Reference USA, Charles Scribner's Sons and Gale


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