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

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Providing Access to Reliable Information about Notable Individuals

This database is a trusted, biographical resource. Featuring content from Biography Index back to its first publication in 1946, it combines retrospective coverage with current indexing to produce a comprehensive biographical resource.

An Essential Resource

Biography Index: Past and Present is an essential resource for students, scholars, media professionals, book clubs, and researchers as it provides access to reliable information about notable individuals from all periods of history and walks of life.

Containing article and book citations, book reviews, diaries, interviews, memoirs, obituaries and more, users are sure to find the biographical research they need.


Advanced Search, with its elegantly laid-out tool set for crafting very precise search strategies, gives the user great control over the whole search process.

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