Gale’s Biography Resource Center Adds New Collection

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., March 27, 2008 – Gale’s new Lives & Perspectives Collection add-on module to the Biography Resource Center expands and enhances the database with exciting new content.  Gale is part of Cengage Learning.

The Lives & Perspectives Collection module includes nearly 160,000 concise and in-depth biographies drawn from reference sources such as American Men & Women of Science as well as nearly 40 titles recently published under the highly respected Macmillan, Scribner and Gale imprints, including the Dartmouth Medal-winning Encyclopaedia Judaica, Governments of the World, Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History and many others. 

“This new collection supports the need for multi-disciplinary perspectives on individuals’ lives and work,” said Leigh Ann Cusack, Biography Resource Center product manager at Gale.  “The Lives & Perspectives Collection is fully integrated with Biography Resource Center for seamless searching by name and other key biographical facts essential to achieving highly targeted results.”

More than a standard recounting of a person’s life, the in-depth biographies in this collection offer unique viewpoints and provide scholarly overviews of some of the most notable and influential figures in history, world culture, science, religion, health, government and more. And, the substantial number of biographies made available in the Lives & Perspectives Collection brings coverage of many new individuals to Biography Resource Center.

Featuring a redesigned interface and functionality enhancements, the Biography Resource Center is a comprehensive database of biographical information on over 340,000 people from throughout history, around the world and across all disciplines and subject areas. It combines more than 440,000 biographies from over 1,000 volumes of more than 135 respected Gale sources with full-text articles from more than 325 magazines and newspapers, nearly 19,000 vetted websites and more than 27,000 images. More than 50 volumes of new and updated content are added to the database each year.

For more information, contact Lindsay Brown at [email protected]

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