WISER: Focus on … Biographical Information An introduction to the variety of online sources available. Elements of both historical and contemporary information will be demonstrated.
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An introduction to the variety of online sources available.
Elements of both historical and contemporary information will be demonstrated.
Aspects such as details of life and other people’s perspectives as well as the general usefulness of biographical research will be covered.
Isabel Holowaty & Sue Bird
Currently alive ?
Who’s Who, etc.:-
Online service developed to provide UK reference information.
Updated more frequently than the equivalent print copy.
Concise DNB, Who's Who, Who was Who, etc
Who was Who(KnowUK)
National biographies (Dictionary of National Biography)
World Biographical Information System
Historical Directories & registers
Obituaries & newspapers
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
55,500 people — 63 million words — 12,500 contributors — 10,000 images — Continuously revised on-line
What is the Oxford DNB?
An illustrated collection of specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2002.
Who is in it?
Remarkable people in any walk of life who were connected with the British Isles—excluding living people. It includes not just the great and good, but people
who have left a mark for any reason, good, bad, or bizarre.
Coverage mainly from early / mid 1990’s but major titles are likely to be from late 70’s or 1980’s.
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Don’t forget OLIS