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OUP - E-books Dictionary of National Biography

Publisher: Oxford University Press E-Books

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Type: OUP E-books Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century.  The Dictionary offers almost 60,000 concise, up-to-date biographies written by named, specialist authors, as well as over 500 themed articles.  Overseen by academic editors at Oxford University, it is an invaluable resource for students, teachers, researchers and academics.

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  • The complete text of the new 60-volume Oxford DNB: 60,000 lives in 65 million words, with 10,500 portrait illustrations.
  • Also includes the complete text of the 33-volume original Oxford DNB and all its supplements.
  • The Themes section includes reference lists (e.g. kings and queens, prime ministers, Nobel Prize winners); reference groups (e.g. movements, clubs, and factions); feature essays (e.g. British entrepreneurs and brand names).
  • Three annual updates add new biographies - including people active in the 21st century - along with quick reference guides.

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