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Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB)]
This resource acts as a reference guide to over 56,000 entries on important figures in all aspects of England's past and Great Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2001.
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This database offers biographies, bibliographies and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and their works in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, and journalism. Primary reviews published at the same time as important works are also included.
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