PRIMARY DATABASES: Biography

Biography Reference Bank    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: Ancient - present

Wilsonís largest biography database has combined the in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, plus the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from the complete range of Wilson databases (including biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries). With links to every article focused on any individual in nearly every WilsonWeb database, Biography Reference Bank offers a breadth and depth of information youíll find in no other biography database. It covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images!


Biography Reference Bank    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: Ancient - present

Wilsonís largest biography database has combined the in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, plus the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from the complete range of Wilson databases (including biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries). With links to every article focused on any individual in nearly every WilsonWeb database, Biography Reference Bank offers a breadth and depth of information youíll find in no other biography database. It covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images!


Contemporary Authors    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Contemporary Authors is part of the more extensive Literature Resource Center (LRC). When you click on the above link for Contemporary Authors, you will be taken directly to the LRC, where you can perform author and other types of searches just as you do in Contemporary Authors. However, in the Literature Resource Center you will have the advantage of a greater range of resources. The Literature Resource Center (LRC) provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from all time periods and literary disciplines. Included are writers in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism and more. Full-text access to Contemporary Literary Criticism (selected fulltext criticism of numerous authors and works) and to the Dictionary of Literary Biography (biocritical essays on authors and their works, written by academic scholars) is also included. For more information on the LRC, refer to its separate entry in our database lists. Updated annually.


Dictionary of Literary Biography    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

The Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB) is part of the more extensive Literature Resource Center (LRC), to which Musselman Library now offers access. When you click on the above link for the Dictionary of Literary Biography, you will be taken to the LRC, where you can perform author and other types of searches just as you did in the DLB. However, in the Literature Resource Center you will have the advantage of a greater range of resources.


In the First Person    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

In the First Person is an index to English language personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories from archives and repositories around the world. It allows for keyword or in-depth field searching; the results link to full text and also provide pointers to audio and video files. This is a free database that can be used to find primary source materials available free on the web. Some content may link to subscription databases, including Women and Social Movements in the United States, part of the Musselman Library database collection. Updated regularly


Literature Resource Center    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

The Literature Resource Center (LRC) provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from all time periods and literary disciplines. Included are writers in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism and more. Content is derived from over 400 reference sources; more than 360 scholarly journals and literary magazines; excerpts from scholarly monographs, literary correspondence and diaries; book reviews; multimedia; and selected websites. Among the reference sources are Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Merriam-Websterís Encyclopedia of Literature.

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SUPPORTING DATABASES: Biography

Electronic Journal Center    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Full-text access to thousands of academic journals assembled by OhioLINK.


Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 2000 - present

Full-text theses and dissertations from Ohio universities. This site also includes links to American and international sites that offer electronic theses and dissertations.


LexisNexis Academic    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: varies, but strong for 1980s-present

Provides access to over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications. Features an extensive collection of 350+ national (U.S.), regional, and international newspapers, many same day of publication, including coverage for the New York Times. Also offers non-English language news sources, broadcast transcripts, campus news, and a full range of information for business and legal research. Updated daily.


TEXTS: Biography

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