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Anglo-American Studies: CD-ROMS
Dicitionary of National Biograghy

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Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM
       British Edition

       Edited by SIR LESLIE STEPHEN and SIR SIDNEY LEE

The Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is widely recognized as a major historical and literary achievement. Since publication of the original volumes between 1885 and 1900, supplements have been issued bringing the current total to thirty-two printed volumes. The availability of the DNB on CD-ROM creates a whole new range of possibilities for exploring the content of this massive publication. Documented in this impressive reference work are the lives of nearly 40,000 people. Now, not only does computerization allow for instant access to this wealth biographical information, it also facilitates wide-ranging searches which are impossible to perform using the printed volumes. Searches can now be constructed which range from general to specificfrom queries relating a group of people with similar descriptions to obscure references concerning little known individuals.

While the DNB's authoritative content is of great scholarly interest to professionals including biographers, historians, journalists, genealogists and archivists; its entries, which combine fact, anecdote and personal memoir in readable and entertaining form, possess a charm which has always made the DNB appealing to general readers. All of these features combine to make the CD-ROM edition of the DNB an essential reference and research tool which no library should be without.

CD-ROM Advantages:

   
     Instantly locate biographies of individuals by name.
        Quickly locate articles of interest by browsing any of the available indexes including: title, occupation, location and date.
        Search for words across the full text of the DNB--all 32 volumes in seconds.
        Create precise searches using Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) and employing filters such as gender and case                       sensitivity.
        Sort results of searches to allow for efficient browsing.
        Save or print the results of searches.
        Bookmark items of interest.
        Change font styles and sizes for greater readability on screen.

"Schools, libraries and historians should be grateful that this disc makes available at an affordable price what GM Trevelyan called "the best record of a nation's past that any civilization has produced"."--Software Reviews

"This is a superb and impressive reference source....The DNB is what CD-ROM is all about - it is serious, solid, jam-packed with information and provides many a happy hour of browsing."--Personal Computer World

"One of the most famous works of reference in the English language...and a recognized national institution, transformed by cutting edge technology into a speedily accessible mine of information that can be explored in a variety of ways....Research that might takes months or years using the printed volumes can be accomplished literally in seconds."--Publishing News

"Searches are now easy and very powerful. Historians will be able to make connections that were impossible before, such as looking for references to clubs and meeting places and seeing who might have met whom, but general readers will also find the text fascinating."--Daily Telegraph

"It is amazingly quick and easy to use, with fast, flexible searching and instant cross-referencing."--Business Computer World

"A browser's paradise...you are guaranteed to make startling discoveries....Now you can look up anything and luxuriate, while doing so, in the changing fashions of a century of biography."--The Independent 

minimum system requirement: IBM or compatible PC w/ 80386 processor, 4MB free RAM (8MB recommended), DOS 5.0, 3MB free hard-disk space, VGA or Super VGA monitor, CD-ROM drive, MSCDEX 2.1, Windows 3.1, Microsoft mouse or compatible.; 0-19-268312-8

$550.00 (08)   CD-ROM (Windows)  0192683128


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