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is coordinated by PASCAL, in cooperation with its members, the South Carolina State Library, and other partners. Collegiate DISCUS is funded by the South Carolina General Assembly through an appropriation to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.
General sources that cover Biographical Information
Core sources for Biographical Information
& Genealogy Master Index| |
BGMI indexes current, common reference sources, as well as important retrospective works that cover both living and deceased individuals in various disciplines from all over the world. The index now contains more than 13.6 million entries.
Biography Resources Center | | |
For all age groups, this database is a comprehensive source for biographical information. It provides over 300,000 biographies of people from around the world and throughout history, quick reference information on nearly one million people from Who's Who sources, and full text articles from hundreds of magazines and links to selected biography Web sites.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography | |
An illustrated collection of more than 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Great Britain's past, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000.
Scribner Writers Series | | |
For high school through college level, this database includes essays on the lives and works of 1,600+ important authors from around the world. It provides in-depth coverage of noted novelists, playwrights, poets, short story writers, essayists, journalists, critics, philosophers and writers for children and young adults
and contains 40+ essays on special topics in literature such as gothic novels, nature poetry, etc.