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World Biographical Information System

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16th-20th centuries

The World Biograhical Index Online contains entries for some 2.5 million individuals worldwide. Each entry contains a brief biographical notation, citations to the original reference works in which biographical information about the individual can be found, and the location of those source works in the microform collections. The microform collections (on microfiche) are divided into sets, based on national or geographic designations.

Among the microfiche sets held by the IUB libraries are:
Archivo biográfico de España, Portugal e Iberoamérica [microform] = Arquivo biográfico de Espanha, Portugal e Ibero-América
Archives biographiques françaises [microform]
British biographical archive [microform]
Scandinavian biographical archive [microform]
Chinese biographical archive (CBA) [microform]
African biographical archive [microform]
Indian biographical archive [microform]

The time period covered by the World Biograhical Index is the 16th-20th centuries.

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Interlibrary Loan:
Not Permitted
Resource Advocate:
Gunderson, Nels
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IUB Library Subjects:
  • History

Library of Congress Subjects:

Biographies -- Index.
Descriptor: Biography -- Indexes.
Physicians -- Biography -- Indexes.
Musicians -- Biography -- Indexes.
Artists -- Biography -- Indexes.
Scientists -- Biography -- Indexes.
Politicians -- Biography -- Indexes.
Economists -- Biography -- Indexes.
Theologians -- Biography -- Indexes.