Thursday, January 24, 2008

TRIAL: Who's Who / Who Was Who

We have a trial of the online version of Who's Who and Who Was Who until 23rd February.

To access this trial go to http://www.ukwhoswho.com. Off-campus users should access this trial through the Windows Terminal Service (go to http://wts.liv.ac.uk/, login with your MWS username and password, click on the Web folder, click on the Internet Explorer icon, then point that browser to http://www.ukwhoswho.com). If we were to subcribe to this resource we would of course set up off-campus access via EZproxy as usual.

These resources include the following features:

  • 33,000 entries from the latest edition of Who's Who
  • Nearly 90,000 entries from every volume of Who Was Who
  • Detailed information for each person including - full name, titles, birth date, family history, education, honours, career, and contact details
  • Intuitive search and browse options
  • Custom-built for biographical searching

After trying Who's Who / Who Was Who, please leave a comment.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This would be very helpful - certainly for History staff and students.

Very positive

Michael Hughes

Anonymous said...

Any chance you can give a little more detailed instructions on how to access the Who's Who site while off-campus from the Windows Terminal Service? Thanks.

Margaret Procter said...

This complements rather than duplicates DNB so is a useful resource.

Terry Bucknell said...

Additional info about how to access via the WTS was added to the post, as requested

Anonymous said...

I have used the Who’s Who, and Who was Who and think they are great. I have used them for a number of exercises that I have needed to get background biographical information on graduates of the University. I wouldn’t have been able to do it in the time allotted if it wasn’t for the Who’s Who online access.
It saves a lot of time having this information from one source alternatively I would have had to use numerous sources which is not time effective.

Katie Davis, Corporate Communications