• Virtually every course of study is ultimately tied to the study of people

    Biography in Context offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure that students have access to the very latest information.

    • Desktop Portal Home Page

      Biography in Context homepage with updated design (desktop PC)

    • Desktop Portal Home Page

      Spotlight Feature: Person Factboxes
      Person Factboxes provide at-a-glance information on newsmakers and historical figures alike, helping students gain a foundation for further discovery.

    • Desktop Portal Home Page

      Responsive design scales topic pages to fit any screen size (iPad Mini)

    • Desktop Portal Home Page

      Homepage automatically scales to fit any screen size (Nexus7)

    • Desktop Portal Home Page

      Read content on the go from a laptop, tablet, or phone (iPhone5)


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    Scope and Depth

    The challenges, motivations, successes, and failures of history’s notables can educate and inspire students. Biography In Context is built on a foundation of more than 700,000 biographical entries covering more than 400,000 notable international figures from all time periods and areas of study. Providing coverage of the most-searched and studied people, Biography in Context includes more than 4,400 portal pages on the world’s most notable contemporary and historical figures.

    Authoritative Content 

    More than 170 eBook titles from Gale and its publishing partners include:

    • Contemporary Black Biography  
    • Contemporary Musicians  
    • Encyclopedia of World Biography  
    • Newsmakers  
    • Writer’s Directory  

    News and Multimedia

    • Biography in Context bring students face-to-face with their subjects via with engaging videos, audio selections, and images of yesterday’s and today’s most studied figures.
    • Millions of  full-text articles are drawn from hundreds of periodicals and newspapers, including The New York Times, USA Today, Daily Mail (London), and Globe and Mail (Canada).