Resource of the Month
Each month WSU Libraries' Department of Collection Development features
a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight some of the library's new, interesting,
under-used, large, unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and
resources. You can learn more about the "Resource of the Month" on
this website, from the display in the reference area, by attending a
workshop (if available), or by contacting the Reference Desk at
If you are
interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month,"
Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated
contains more than 111,000 biographies and obituaries and over
32,000 photographs. Many of the biographies are
enhanced with full text, abstracts, and citations. It also
contains the full text of the articles from more than 100 volumes of
biographical reference books published by H. W. Wilson, including Current Biography, the
Series, Nobel Prize Winners, World Artists, World Film Directors,
American Reformers, and numerous biographical books on musicians and
composers from throughout history. In addition, it includes over
65,000 profiles licensed from a number of respected reference
No workshops are scheduled at this time.
How Do I
Access Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated?
There is a
link on the WSU Libraries' website under Electronic Resources /
Electronic Databases. You have the option of looking for it under
the subject links or the alphabetic links (http://library.wichita.edu/colldev/electrondatabase.htm).
If you are accessing the
Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated from off-campus you will be prompted to
enter your Shocker Card number and PIN number for authentication
I Use Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated?
The quality of Wilson editorial
standards combined with comprehensive coverage, an impressive number of
images, and a user-friendly interface make Wilson Biographies Plus
Illustrated the first choice of researchers worldwide. In-depth,
full text profiles plus up-to-date bibliographies make this the perfect
first stop for any biographical inquiry. Researchers in all areas
will find the coverage of newsmakers and figures of prominence from a
wide range of fields useful.
There are numerous fields to search
- place of origin
- titles of works
- date of birth
- date of death
- presence of images
of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated
- More than 140,000 substantial narrative
More than 36,000 images
Variety of search options
For assistance with Wilson Biographies
Plus Illustrated, contact Wichita State University Libraries'
Reference Desk at 978-3584.