Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Database Of The Month: Biography In Context!

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System provides patrons with access to a wealth of online resources. Our selection of databases can help you prepare for major exams, learn a new skill or hobby, find the perfect literary quote or even help you get your Georgia Driver's License! But if what you're looking for is information about an individual, whether for personal interest or school research, don't rely on Google or Wikipedia! Take out your AFPLS library card, head to the nearest computer with Internet access and pull up Biography In Context!
Biography in Context offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure that students have access to the very latest information.

Scope and Depth

The challenges, motivations, successes, and failures of history’s notables can educate and inspire students. Biography In Context is built on a foundation of more than 700,000 biographies designed to draw students into new perspectives on familiar topics.

Authoritative Content 

More than 170 eBook titles from Gale and its publishing partners include:
  • Contemporary Black Biography
  • Contemporary Musicians
  • Encyclopedia of World Biography                      
  • Newsmakers
  • Writer’s Directory

News and Multimedia

  • Biography in Context bring students face-to-face with their subjects via video, audio clips and images of yesterday's and today’s most studied figures
  • Daily newspapers and newswires, including The New York Times, USA Today, Daily Mail (London), and Globe and Mail (Canada) keep students up to date
  • Web-like functionality meets the needs of today’s students and allows them to quickly become comfortable with the product
                                                                    ~ From Gale in Context Website. 

This resource is free to all library card holders and can be accessed through our website. Simply follow the steps below and get started!
  1. Go to
  2. Click on the link to A-Z Databases on the right hand side of the page under Books, Research & Databases. 
  3. Click on the icon for Biography in Context, 
     OR do a key word search from the search box on the bottom right-hand side of this page.
  4. Hit PROCEED on the following screen.
  5. Start searching!

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