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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Database Spotlight....

So many databases, so little time.... This past week, I had occasion to help a student use Biography Resource Center, a dandy database that contains a bounty of information about 335,000 people in various fields and occupations. From J-Lo to Johann Sebastian Bach, you will find narrative biographies, thumbnail sketches, articles from popular magazines, and websites on your subject. The search interface is very user friendly and a helpful feature is the ability to look up individuals by occupation, ethnicity, dates of birth and death, and gender. This guide to who is who is available, along with many other helpful databases, from our Databases A-Z page. Ask a reference librarian for additional assistance!

Today's Biography spotlight was Tina Fey, a huge favorite of mine!


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