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Biography In Context


Virtually every course of study – from history to science to literature – is ultimately tied to the study of people.

The challenges, motivations, successes, and failures of history’s notables can educate and inspire. Biography in Context brings students face-to-face with their subjects.

Brows authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure that students have access to the very latest information.

  • Built on a foundation of more than 700,000 biographies
  • Explore video, audio clips and images of yesterday and today’s most studied figures.
  • Daily newspapers and newswires, including The New York Times, USA Today, Daily Mail (London), and Globe and Mail (Toronto) keep students up to date
  • Presented with web-like functionality for easy use