Covers individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world by indexing reference sources such as biographical dictionaries and who's who guides, subject encyclopedias, and volumes of literary criticism.
Covers biographical content about people from antiquity to 1983 appearing in periodicals indexed in other Wilson databases from 1946 to 1983. The database includes articles and book citations as well as interviews and profiles of history-makers. It covers asked-about public figures, including writers, artists, statesmen, sports figures, politicians, religious leaders, scientists, educators, military leaders, teachers, actors, business people, and more. Searchable by personal name and profession.
Current Biography Illustrated (TM) contains more than 15,000 full text biographies and more than 9,400 obituaries, with photographs, from all of the volumes of Current Biography Yearbook, from 1940 to the present.
Searches national and international news resources for biographical sources, people-related news sources, selected biographical stories, obituaries, and business-related stories covering company executives. This resource is particularly useful for finding politicians, business executives, and other people in the news.
Biographies of men and women, deceased at least five years, who, in the judgment of the editorial board, made important contributions to British history and culture. Includes access to articles from the original, Victorian classic, The Dictionary of National Biography.