Thursday, November 16, 2006

TRIAL: American National Biography Online

The Library has a trial of the American National Biography Online from Oxford University Press until 14th December 2006.

To access this trial go to the
American National Biography Online (on-campus only).

The American National Biography offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women whose lives have shaped the nation. More than a decade in preparation, the American National Biography is the first biographical resource of this scope to be published in more than sixty years.

Published in 24 volumes in 1999, the American National Biography won instant acclaim as the new authority in American biographies. Winner of the American Library Association's Dartmouth Medal as the best reference work of the year, the ANB now serves readers in thousands of school, public, and academic libraries around the world.

The publication of the online edition makes the ANB even more useful as a dynamic source of information - updated quarterly, with hundreds of new entries each year and revisions of previously published entries to enhance their accuracy and currency. The ANB Online features thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search capabilities.

After trying the ANB online, please leave a comment below.

3 comments:

scroop said...

This is a great resource for historians, especially US historians. I would use this a lot for research and for teaching at all levels. It would be very helpful for the Year 1 Atlantic Worlds module, for all US history undergrad. modules, for MA teaching on the Cultural History and Twentieth Century History schemes, and for doctoral students.

Capper said...

I think that this is a fantastic and easily acessible resource, for historians, students and teachers, I'll certainly be using it for my research and recommend that my first year students do the same.

Anonymous said...

I think this will be popular throughout the university