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Biography in Context


Provides biographical information on 600,000+ people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines. For more in-depth biographies of figures from American history, consult American National Biography

Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), All Branch Libraries, Outside the Library

Subjects: Biography; Reference; Homework Help; Encyclopedias; African American Studies; American Studies
(Bolded items are subjects for which this is a recommended resource)

Notes: The included Lives & Perspectives Collection supports high-school curricula and university coursework by providing multidisciplinary content on notable figures and the societal forces that have shaped their lives.

Dates of Coverage: N/A

Update Frequency: Periodically

Print Equivalent: The New York Public Library owns print editions of many of the resources included in the Biography in Context. Check the Library Catalog for library holdings.

Provider: Gale Group

Format: Web

Output Type: Print, Email, Download