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OUP - E-Books American National Biography

Publisher: Oxford University Press E-Books

Joined: 2006

Type: Online reference collection

Content Overview

Discover the lives of over 19,000 distinguished figures that have shaped American history and culture. Based on the acclaimed 24-volume print edition, the American National Biography Online (ANB) connects students and researchers to concise biographies targeting the famed as well as the obscure. ANB Online features over 2,800 illustrations and more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references.

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  • Updated semi-annually, with hundreds of new entries each year and revisions of previously published entries to enhance their accuracy and currency
  • More than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search capabilities
  • 2,500 illustrations and photographs 

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