Current Biography Illustrated (H.W. Wilson)

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Essential Full-Text Source for Accurate Biographies

This database offers the acclaimed content of the printed monthly magazine Current Biography in a searchable, electronic format. Readers will be able to find relevant biographies—drawing information from newspaper articles, magazine articles, and books.

Comprehensive Searching

Students and patrons can search Current Biography Illustrated by name, profession, place of origin, gender, ethnicity, birth/death dates, titles of works, and key words. In addition, profiles maintained in this database feature images, and offer the subjects’ own views, attitudes, and commentaries, as well as comments from their colleagues and journalists. Coverage focuses on leaders in various fields of human accomplishment, including politics, science, the arts and entertainment, sports, and business.


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