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Biography in Context

Biography in Context is a comprehensive resource that offers biographical information for more than 528,000 individuals. It spans history, present day, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Learn about people in entertainment, the arts, literature, science, business, politics, and more. This online resource includes biographical essays, news articles, academic journals, audio, video, and photos--all linked to specific people and topics.

Biography in Context features include:

  • Search more than 170 reference sources, including: Contemporary Black Biography and Dictionary of American Biography
  • Full-text articles from more than 700 sources
  • Authoritative content selected by product editors
  • Updated design with Web-friendly menus and navigation

This resource is frequently recommended by librarians for students at all grade levels. College students and researchers will also benefit from its many academic sources and its ease of use. Biography in Context is featured in many of the Library's Virtual Galleries, such as Black History Month and Writing a Research Paper.

This resource is found in the Biography section of the Online Databases and can be used with other useful tools, like Literature Resource Center and World Book Online Reference Center.

Available with your library card and PIN from all library computers and from your home or office computer. For more information about applying for a library card, visit Get Your Card.

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