Biography Resource Center: New look, new name

September 21, 2010 at 10:00 am 1 comment

Biography Resource Center (one of the Library’s Research Databases) has changed its name to Biography in Context.  You can still find it under its new name on the Library’s list of databases, as well as on select Subject/Course Gateways.

Along with the new name, the interface for this database has changed.  You can still use it to find biographical information from reference sources like Encyclopedia of World Biography and Dictionary of American Biography.  Additionally, Biography in Context now features a wealth of multimedia content, including videos, images, and podcasts.

screenshot of an entry in BiC for Albert Einstein

Biographical entries now include multimedia content in addition to full-text entries from reference books.

With so much great content, you’ll want to be sure to scroll the entire page to make sure you don’t miss anything.  Below the main area of the screen (pictured above) are links to lots of useful content, including a complete list of reference sources for finding background information, current news related to the individual, and websites with more information about the person.

screenshot of additional resources in BiC for Albert Einstein

The majority of information about a person will be found towards the bottom of the web page. Be sure to scroll down so you don't miss anything!

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  • 1. Biography in Context  |  September 22, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Thanks for using us — let us know if you have any questions about our new interface!

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