Biography in Context

600,000+ biographical entries — on more than 528,000 individuals — spanning history and geography. Includes

  • Biographies from award-winning Gale reference titles, including Contemporary Authors
  • Multi-media content like videos, images, magazines and newspapers
  • Current historical information
  • Topic pages covering the highest-interest features
  • Factboxes provide snapshot summaries of key information

The 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. The integration of this collection provides first-time-ever access to an additional 160,000 bios drawn from:

  • American Men & Women of Science
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica
  • Governments of the World
  • Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History
  • And nearly 40 other respected titles from Macmillan Reference USA, Charles Scribner's Sons and Gale
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