Established in 1997, the dictionary covers more than 33,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day; searchable by birth and death dates, positions held, professions, literary and artistic works, achievements & other keywords.
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Biography in ContextBoth current and historic people from all eras and fields of endeavor; search by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender. Includes extensive biographical essays, as well as current periodical articles and selected website links. Christian BiographyMany links and biographical resources--sponsored by Precepts Ministries International. Christian Biography ResourcesIncludes 40+ prominent Christians from past and present times, plus links to more biographical resources including The Cyber Hymnal: Biographies, Christian Hall of Fame, Echoes from Glory, Sword of the Lord Preacher Biographies and Missionary Biographies (see below). Christian Biography Resources: Missionary BiographiesIncludes David Brainerd, Cambridge Seven, William Carey, James Chalmers, John Geddie, James Gilmour, Solomon Ginsburg, Jonathan Goforth, George Grenfell, Adoniram Judson, David Livingstone, Alexander Mackay, Samuel Marsden, Robert Moffat, Henry Nott, John Paton, Mary Slessor, C. T. Studd, J. Hudson Taylor. Distinguished WomenBiographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways-- writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. EBSCOhost Multi-Database SearchLearn more about your favorite subject. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find images for class projects and learn vocabulary. Translate articles into more than 30 languages. Famous BirthdaysSearchable database by month and day to discover when famous individuals were born. Teen Reads - YA AuthorsTeens info and features about favorite YA authors, books, series and characters--contains in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and the Ultimate Teen Read List with 250+ of the most popular "teen reads." This is THE place online for teens to talk about their favorite books...and find the hottest new titles!