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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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Dictionary of National Biography

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)
Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press
4th century BC - 2000+
Frequency of Updates:
Three times/year (January, May, and October)

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is the online version of the 60-volume print Oxford DNB, published September, 2004, a major revision of the original Dictionary of National Biography and its supplements.
The Oxford DNB includes 50,000 biographies of deceased people who shaped the history of the British Isles.  Enhancements in this new edition include expanded coverage of women in all periods, business and labor figures, non-metropolitan figures, colonial America, and the twentieth century in general.

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Haynes, Anne
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IUB Library Subjects:
  • English and American Language and Literature
  • History
  • Art & Art History

Library of Congress Subjects:

Great Britain - Biography - Dictionaries