A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture. 2nd edition, published in 2004 by Gale.
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Over 50,000 biographies of people who shaped all aspects of the British past, from the earliest times to the year 2000. All the people included in this work died before 31 December 2000. The AU library also has a print version of this work in the Reference collection.
Over 200 scholarly (from Oxford U Press) reference sources, many of which have biographical information; sources include Who's Who in the Twentieth Century, A Dictionary of Scientists, and the Oxford Companion to the Politics of the World. This database is limited to 5 concurrent users.