Current Biography Sources

Biography in Context includes the full texts of hundreds of periodicals and many reference works, such as the Directory of American Scholars (latest edition), and Religious Leaders of America (1999). Many of the reference books used in Biography in Context are indexed in Biography and Genealogy Master Index Online.

Current Biography Illustrated (CBI) includes biographies of living persons (and, for those who have since died, their obituaries) published in its printed version since 1940. It is strong on popular culture and political figures. Occupational searches are available. Photographs are included for many of the subjects. CBI complements the American National Biography (ANB) which includes only deceased persons. Current Biography Illustrated is indexed in Biography and Genealogy Master Index Online.

World Who's Who outlines the lives and achievements of more than 60,000 of the most distinguished men and women from almost every country in the world.

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