Biography and Genealogy Master Index
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Biography and Genealogy Master Index indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world.
The total number of biographical sketches indexed by BGMI is now more than 12.7 million.
Sources indexed in BGMI are of several types:
- Biographical dictionaries and who's whos, which supply information on a number of individuals.
- Subject encyclopedias, which include some biographical entries.
- Volumes of literary criticism, which may contain only a limited amount of biographical information but give critical surveys of a writer's works.
- Indexes, which refer the user to a body of information found elsewhere.
BGMI indexes only reference works containing multiple biographies; it does not index periodical articles or books of biography about a single individual.
- Citations? Yes
- Abstracts? No
- Full Text? No
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