After countless man-hours (and woman-hours), Biography In Context has finally emerged from the nest and taken to the information resource skies. We hope you enjoy the new experience of putting all of our great content into context with one-stop views for reference, periodical, multimedia, primary source content and more. Some notable new additions now that we have a new interface on a new, more versatile platform:
- Search occupations, nationalities, birthplaces and deathplaces right from the homepage — not just names
- Sharing tools for any social media app you can think of
- Citation generation in MLA and APA format
- Print or email as PDF
- Search assist for person topic pages
- ReadSpeaker text-to-speech on every document
- Translation for Chinese (simplified), French, German, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish..and back to English again
- Thousands more photos than ever before
- Embedded videos
- Podcasts and audio files
- Citation generation
- Advanced search by document type, content type
- Factboxes on person topic pages
And to top it all off, as a thank-you to all of our customers for sticking with us during these challenging times, we have rolled all 160,000 biographies from Lives & Perspectives Collection into the Biography In Context base content set — free of charge. That gives users access to more than 600,000 biographies, all full-text, all the time.
It goes without saying that we’re more excited than Tom Cruise on Oprah’s couch to be going on this journey with you as Biography moves into the next phase of its life. We hope you are, too.