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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Contains over 50,000 biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of the British past, from the earliest times through the most recent years.

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: History; Biography
(Bolded items are subjects for which this is a recommended resource)

Notes: The online version includes the essays from the original 33-volume Dictionary of National Biography. Includes over 10,000 portrait images.

Update Frequency: Tri-annually

Print Equivalent: The 60-volume print edition, published in 2004 by Oxford University Press in association with the British Academy, is available in the Rose Main Reading Room under classmark *R-AGH 04-4940. In addition, there is a one-volume index of contributors.

Provider: Oxford University Press

Format: Web

Output Type: Print, Email