Biography Index Past and Present (H.W. Wilson)

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Providing Access to Reliable Information about Notable Individuals

This trusted database features content from Biography Index stretching back to its first publication in 1946. Biography Index Past and Present combines retrospective coverage with current indexing to offer students comprehensive, reliable information about notable individuals from all periods of history and walks of life.

Powerful Biographical Resource for All

Biography Index Past and Present is an essential resource for students, scholars, media professionals, book clubs, and researchers. Biographical subjects indexed range from antiquity to the present and represent all fields and nationalities. In addition, entries on individuals accurately reflect the perspective of the time during which they were written.


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