Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: new JISC Collections agreement is available

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography enables users to explore the lives of over 55,000 people worldwide who have shaped the British past over the last 2,400 years – from the 4th-century BC Greek explorer Pytheas to the Queen Mother, and from the founding fathers of America to the Nawabs of Bengal. It offers over 50,000 biographies, 60 million words, and 10,000 portrait illustrations; the full text of the 60-volume new print edition plus the full text of the original 33-volume print edition.

This resource is useful for a range of subject areas including history, history of art, politics, science and the sociology.

Further details can be found here.

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