Ever tired of how a Wikipedia entry on some person you’re researching seems incomplete, or poorly written? Do you long for an easy-to-access, authoritative, helpful source for biographies?

Your Librarians have set up a limited-time trial of Biography in Contexbeyonce_deletmet, a robust database from Gale, for you to try out. Did you know that Stephen Spielberg was already recognized for his films by the time he was out of high school? That Beyonce‘s Mom was a hairdresser? That Abraham Lincoln, long before his political life, paid $118 for a farm? These biographical details can help you understand our world better, as well as the lives of notable people who shape it.

As you use the database, please take a minute to let us know what you think. We’re particularly interested in hearing from faculty – do you have an assignment that this database will help your students complete better – and students – does this look useful to you?We really rely on our community of learners to let us know which resources to buy, so please send us your thoughts todayThe trial only runs through August 7, 2013.

Happy reading!

–nicole

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