Biography in Context

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Biography In Context, a next-generation online portal, is built on a foundation of more than 700,000 biographies of more than 500,000 people gathered from more than 170 award-winning Gale reference sources. It delivers up-to-date, authoritative reference content integrated with the most in-demand resources—video, audio, podcasts, and more—through a Web-like experience.

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Features and Benefits

  • Search Assist.
  • Factboxes on people and geographical topics.
  • Related topics and vetted websites.
  • Highlights and Notes.
  • Recommended Articles.
  • Interactive maps.
  • Translation-on-demand, ReadSpeaker text-to-speech, and font-size adjustments.
  • MLA7, APA, and EasyBib citation tools.
  • Tools to download, print, and share content online.


"Our previous review stated that 'user-friendly features [and] breadth of coverage of this database will make this very attractive to public, high-school, community-college, and academic collections,' and that recommendation still stands, as Gale continues to improve its databases based on user feedback."

— Booklist

"This database will help teacher librarians ensure that subjects are available, up-to-date, and interesting to students."

— Library Media Connection

"Biography in Context is a beautiful product – the user is drawn by the images, videos and the "look and feel" of the In Context databases. And of course it is a good combination of academic, reference and primary material – making it useful not just for undergraduate students but also for postgraduates and researchers."

— Anonymous, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa