• 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.

  • Key Features

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    Hot spots with details*

    Images on the homepage have hot spots that when scrolled-over show additional content/details associated with that image.

    *Exclusive to Biography In Context.

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    Responsive design

    Mobile-responsive design scales pages to fit any screen size.
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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 650,000 biographical entries covering more than 400,000 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 4,500 portal pages on the world’s most remarkable contemporary and historical names.

    Authoritative Content 

    More than 170 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).