from the H.W. Wilson listserv:
New 100% Full-Text Version of the Acclaimed Biography Reference Bank Offers "Instant Gratification" for Young Researchers
H.W. Wilson announced a new 100% full-text version of Library Journal Best Reference Biography Reference Bank. Featuring only complete profiles, the new Biography Reference Bank, Select Edition marries "instant gratification" the web generation expects with the reliable, vetted information that's long earned the H.W. Wilson reputation.
Created to suit the fast pace of today's student research, this affordable new resource delivers complete articles on more than 236,000 names (and growing), whether an original profile from H.W. Wilson, a profile licensed from another acclaimed publisher, an article from nearly 3,000 periodicals indexed by other Wilson databases, or all three.
With coverage of names in the news and history-makers from a wide range of professions and areas of endeavor, the database supports virtually all core undergraduate coursework. From literature to politics, ethnic studies to media studies, the arts to science, here are full biographical articles on headliners and history-makers (antiquity through today), plus more than 36,000 images accompanying profiles. Daily additions--new articles from periodicals, plus coverage of at least 1,500 new names per year--grow the database and keep "master records" on each individual fresh with new coverage.
Biography Reference Bank, the larger database from which Biography Reference Bank, Select Edition is distilled, was chosen a Library Journal Best Reference Source, a Reference Books Bulletin Best Reference Source, and a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. School Library Journal describes it as "a top-of-the-line biographical reference tool." The debut of Biography Reference Bank, Select Edition coincides with H.W. Wilson's new accelerated schedule of staff-written profiles, set to provide quicker coverage of people in the news.
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