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star American National Biography
The American National Biography offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation. Updated semi-annually, the ANB Online features thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search capabilities.

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star Current Biography Illustrated 1940 to present
Find information about the people making tomorrow's headlines plus historical figures back to World War II. This resource contains more than 15,000 full text biographies, and more than 9,400 obituaries. In addition, profiles maintained in this database feature more than 19,500 images, and offer the subject's own views, attitudes and commentary as well as the commentaries of other journalists and colleagues. Profiles give users the information they want on celebrities, politicians, business people, writers, actors, sports figures, artists, scientists, and many others.
star Who's Who 1985 to present
Marquis Who's Who features comprehensive profiles on over 1.4 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including: government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports.

Includes information from the following publications: Who's Who in America, Who Was Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Asia, Who's Who in American Politics, Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders, Who's Who in Science & Engineering, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in Medicine & Healthcare, Who's Who in Finance & Business,. Who's Who in 20th Century America, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in the South & Southwest, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in Media & Communications, Who's Who in Entertainment, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in American Nursing, Who's Who in Religion, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, Who's Who Among Human Services Professionals.
    Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians
This work continues the tradition of offering the most comprehensive and authoritative information on musicians, along with interesting and insightful evaluations of their contributions to the musical world.
    Biography and Genealogy Master Index 1977 to present
Comprehensive index to more than 11 million biographical sketches in over 3,000 volumes and editions of current and retrospective reference books, covering both contemporary and historical figures throughout the world. Provides citations.
    Contemporary Authors
Contemporary Authors offers continuous access to current biographical and bibliographical data on more than 120,000 authors from the nineteenth century to the present. Easily search for an author by name, title of work, subject/genre, nationality, date and place of birth, honors, awards and much more.
    Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete 1978 -
Consisting of the Dictionary of Literary Biography, the Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series and the Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook Series, the Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete features more than 143,000 comprehensive literary biographies. The biographies discuss lives and careers of authors, journalists, publishers and other literary figures.

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Also available in print: Floor 6 Shelves, PS128 .D5.
    Oxford Art Online
Provides access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art, ed. Turner (1996, 34 vols.), the Oxford Companion to Western Art, ed. Brigstocke (2001), the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms; ongoing additions of new and updated articles, 5,000 searchable images displayed in the text of articles, and image links. Note: the current subscription allows 8 users at a time to access the database.
    Oxford Music Online
Coverage on all aspects of music. Includes the following titles: Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online and Oxford Companion to Music.

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