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Widely acknowledged to be the most authoritative and comprehensive dictionary of English in the world, the OED is the definitive record of English language development over the last fifteen hundred years. It traces the evolution of words through millions of quotations, and includes etymological analysis, variant spellings and pronunciation guides.
This database offers the original profiles from the Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides biographical full-text articles, page images and abstracts from todays leading magazines and journals, as well.
This database contains a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies from many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines such as Oxford's American National Biography and Biography Magazine.