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Biographyore than 600,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study. Includes reference content, videos, audio selections, images, primary sources, and magazine and journal articles from hundreds of major periodicals and newspapers.
Presents biographical information on more than thirty thousand important, celebrated, or notorious figures from the last five thousand years.
Research Guides & Library Support
UWS Research Guide (External Link to Brandeis Library)
This guide provides tips for effective research and information about the different recommended library resources available for locating sources in Brandeis University Writing Seminars.
UWS Research Guide for Specific Subjects (External Link to Brandeis Library)
These discipline-specific guides provide recommended resources and research tips that will also be useful to your students as they develop and investigate their research paper topics.
- How to Find Books, Articles, and More (External Link to Brandeis Library)
The Brandeis Library has a wealth of resources to help you and your students begin their research. Check this page for a good overview of what they have to offer.
Contains bilingual dictionaries for English, French, German, Irish, Italian, Latin, Spanish, and Welsh.
Authoritative encyclopedia that includes a world atlas, country comparison tool, academic database resources, and a world factbook.
Includes reference works for abbreviations, countries, flags, maps, etc.find out why – external link to Harvard Guide to Using Sources). All information within it needs to be corroborated with acceptable sources.
Hub that integrates news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, etc. to help readers explore issues within government, law, health, science and technology, society and culture, and more.
History and Archival Assistance
Reference content, millions of news and periodical articles, and more than 5,500 rare and vital primary source documents that range from slave journals to presidential papers are aligned to curriculum and provide many options for an exploration of U.S. history.
Rare primary sources, reliable reference, and multimedia content are aligned to curriculum and put this vast subject into context for students. A range of topics such as Aztecs, Industrial Revolution, Silk Road, the Buddha, Space Race, and more provide a wide perspective across the globe.
- Understanding Terms Found in Historical Newspapers (External Link)
Offers exclusive, authoritative research guides across a variety of subject areas. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource directs researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.
Spans 25 different subject areas and brings together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.
- Art & Architecture
- Classical Studies
- Language Reference
- Media Studies
- Medicine & Health
- Names Studies
- Performing Arts
- Science Technology
- Social Sciences
- Society and Culture
Offers an expansive range of SAGE Book, Business Case, Reference and Video titles within the Social Sciences.
Integrating millions of full-text articles that include national and global publications, 200+ science experiments, 300+ interactive simulations, other multimedia, and top reference content, Science is updated daily and offers over 600 pages on topics across the curriculum, covering biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, physics, and more.