Thursday, September 23, 2010

Major upgrade to Biography Resource Center now complete

Biography Resource Center has recently received a major upgrade in content and a new name. Now known as Biography In Context (BIC), the database has 160,000 more biographies than the previous version. In addition to providing access to the reference books they always have, users are now able to use journal articles, newspaper stories, and audio and video clips thus giving you a broader array of sources to choose from and providing a more nuanced understanding of the subject at hand. In addition to the increased content, BIC now has an improved, user-friendly, layout that provides the user with more of a website feel than a database. A link to BIC can be found on the libraries database page, BIC is password protected so contact the reference desk at 432-1132 or for that information.

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