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.
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