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Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents. Gale's collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward--from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.
Biography Resource Center is an online biographical reference database is covering figures of note in the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and newsmakers.
De Gruyter provides access to a select number of databases that focus in German studies and related fields. As of Spring 2021, a total of 17 titles were available on the De Gruyter platform with an area focus in German studies including: encyclopedias, diaries, writings by German authors, and more.
Le Grand Robert Online Dictionary provides all six volumes of the latest edition of this French language reference work. Its latest edition, published in 2011, includes:86,000 articles 100,000 words 350,000 definitions 410,000 use examples 325,000 quotations 25,000 idioms, expressions, and proverbs
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online provides a range of search options such as by keyword, biographical search and powerful full text searches. Extensive internal cross-referencing makes it possible to move to articles of related interest with ease and you can explore the Dictionary by theme - for example follow a trail through the Kings and Queens, or Prime Ministers, of Britain. New and revised biographies and new features will be added on a regular basis.
The microfiche edition of K. G. Saur's Biographical Archives has been digitized and issued as a group of databases known as the World Biographical Information System (WBIS) Online. Reference works including biographical lexicons, encyclopedias, and monographs dating from the 16th century through the 1990s are the sources of biographical entries and articles on more than five million people from various countries from the 4th millennium B.C. to the late 20th century.
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