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 Off-campus users should access this trial through the Windows Terminal Service (go to, login with your MWS username and password, click on the Web folder, click on the Internet Explorer icon, then point that browser to 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.


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