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  • Access scholarly biographies of deceased Americans of significant historical importance. (Restricted to 5 simultaneous users.)

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  • Indexes more than 12.7 million biographical sketches in more than 3,400 volumes and editions of current and retrospective reference books, covering both contemporary and historical figures throughout the world.

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  • Biographical entries covering the lives of Irish men and women who made a significant contribution in Ireland and abroad, as well as those born overseas who had noteworthy careers in Ireland. 

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  • Provides biographies of living leaders and achievers from around the world in the areas of business, law, science, medicine, the arts, government, and entertainment and is updated daily. Five of the most popular collections can be searched separately: Who's Who in America; Who's Who in the World; Who‚'s Who in American History; Who's Who in American Art; and Who's Who in American Politics.

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  • Contains a collection of 55,000 specially written and illustrated biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2003. (Restricted to 3 simultaneous users.)

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  • See Marquis biographies online.

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  • Published annually and contains short, biographical information on over 33,000 people. It was first published in 1849 and is recognized world-wide as a key source of information on influential people, and people who are leaders in their fields. Who Was Who contains the entries from all the previous annual publications, for those who have died. (Restricted to 1 simultaneous user.)

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  • World Who's Who brings together current and hard-to-find biographical information on almost 60,000 of the most gifted, famous and influential men and women in all fields.

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