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Online, continuously updated version of the print publication: Biographical directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989. Database searchable by name, state, and position (House site only). Most entries includes a short biography, plus biobibliographical information.
Online, continuously updated version of the print publication: Biographical directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989. Database searchable by name, state, and position (House site only). Most entries includes a short biography, plus biobibliographical information.
Law Library (Crown)
Database topics
General and Reference Works
Provides contextual information on the world's most influential people. This database merges Gale's reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, gender, keyword and full text--excerpted from the Gale Databases page on 24 Sept. 2010.
Software/Multimedia
CD-ROMs ; 4 3/4 in. + installation & user manuals.
Includes biographical information taken from five different sources, including directories, book subscription lists, journals, society membership lists, and special collections.
Green Library
"In addition to trial transcripts and other critical court documents, this image-based (PDF) collection includes trial-related resources such as monographs which analyze and debate the decisions of famous trials as well as biographies of many great trial lawyers in history"--About page.
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Law Library (Crown)
Database topics
General and Reference Works
Marquis Who's Who on the Web provides biographies of over 1.3 million people of note, in the United States and around the world. It is the online counterpart of Marquis' renowned biographical dictionaries, such as Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in American History, and Who's Who in American Politics. All biographies since 1985 are included.
Database topics
General and Reference Works; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; Feminist Studies
Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present includes biographical and writing career entries on British women writers, selected non-British or international women writers, and selected British and international men. Also includes dated items representing events and processes (in the accounts of these writers, but also in the areas of history, science, medicine, economics, the law, and other contexts).
Database topics
American History; Race and Ethnicity
Comprehensive collection of scholarship focused on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture, coupled with precise search and browse capabilities. Features over 7,500 articles from Oxford's reference works, approximately 100 primary sources with specially written commentaries, over 1,000 images, over 100 maps, over 200 charts and tables, timelines to guide researchers through the history of African Americans and over 6,000 biographies. The core content includes: Africana, which presents an account of the African and African American experience in five volumes ; the Encyclopedia of African American history ; Black women in America, 2nd ed ; and the African American national biography.
Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM : sd. ; 4 3/4 in. + user's manual (19 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.)
A fully narrated, illustrated, encyclopedic, interactive, multimedia biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Media & Microtext Center
This dataset contains variables describing congressional service and selected biographical characteristics for each person who has served in the United States Congress. This release of the data includes members of the 102nd Congress. Approximately 11,180 individuals are represented in this file, each identified by a unique five-digit identification number assigned to the Consortium staff. A data record exists in which a person may have served in a given Congress.
(cont.) The Congressional Service Variables include political party affiliation, district, state and region represented, exact and cumulative dates of service in each Congress and each chamber, as well as total congressional service. The Biographical Variables include state and region of birth, education, military service, occupation, other political offices held, relatives who have also held congressional office, reason for leaving each Congress, and occupation and political offices held subsequent to service in Congress. Many of these particular variables are summarized in a collapsed variable.
Green Library
Book
2, 2, 304 p. ; 21 cm
East Asia Library
Database topics
Art, Architecture and Design
Database contains biographical information on more than 1 million artists. Incorporates the print publications: Thieme-Becker/Vollmer Gesamtregister, the Nürnberger Künstlerlexikon and the Lexikon der Künstlerinnen. Artists from A as in ANDERS A to Z as in ZZÜRCHER, from antiquity to the present and from every country in the world, the database covers the visual arts in the broadest sense, with biographies of painter, graphic artists, sculptors, architects, designer, photographers, video and installation artists, artisans and many other kinds of artists.
Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + user's guide (15 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
This CD-ROM contains the entire contents of the original two-volume work, 2 hours of the original audio interviews between Art and Vladek Spiegelman, audio and video commentary by Art Spiegelman on the making of Maus, hundreds of sketches and family photos, and artwork by Art Spiegelman.
Green Library, Media & Microtext Center
Database topics
American History; General and Reference Works
"Offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women, from all eras and walks of life, whose lives have shaped the nation."
Features thousands of illustrations, hyperlinked cross-references and links to select web sites.
Book
1 computer optical disc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
A searchable database presenting the marvels of Satyajit Ray, one of the biggest names of world cinema, whose multidimensional genius also encompassed other spectrums of creativity like literature, music and illustration. Presents a biographical sketch of his childhood, exhaustive stills and movie clips from his masterpieces, and an exclusive section of Ray's own comments on his life and works. Also includes reviews from around the world, filmography with synopses, bibliography and discography.
Media & Microtext Center
Book
online resource (database)
Contains biographical profiles of people from all centuries as well as all countries and regions worldwide. Compiles biographical articles from printed reference works published from the 16th to the 20th century, and reproduces these original documents as facsimile images on the screen.
Medical Library (Lane)
Book
82 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Database topics
American History
Provides access to an extensive range of diaries, letters, and memoirs of persons somehow involved in the American Civil War.
Software/Multimedia
1 computer optical disc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Invite yourself into the lives of over 1,000 famous women who helped shape U.S. history. Discover their accomplishments in fields as diverse and demanding as athletics, arts, business, science, design, and philosophy. From Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to run for President, to Lucille Ball, the queen of comedy, they are all in this comprehensive CD-ROM multimedia learning guide. The biographical profiles are complemented with an inspiring collection of photos and videos. System Requirements: (MPC) MPC or equivalent; 80386SX/16MHz or better; 2MB RAM (4MB recommended); MS-DOS 3.1 or later; Windows 3.1 or later; MPC compatible CD-ROM drive; SVGA display; audio board and mouse; MSCDEX 2.2 or later. (Macintosh) Any Mac with CD-ROM drive; 8MB RAM recommended; 640x480 resolution; System 7.0 or later; mouse.
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Law Library (Crown)

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