The collection contains extended narratives of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, religious workers, government workers, athletes, farmers, scientists, factory workers, and more--both the famous and the everyday person.
AABD draws its initial content from Chadwyck-Healey's Black Biographical Dictionaries 1790-1950 and includes descriptive listings of individuals taken from Black Biography, 1790-1950: A Cumulative Index, edited by Randall K. Burkett, Nancy Hall Burkett, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Biographical portraits from newly uncovered dictionaries as well as from other published reference sources, obituary files, slave narrative collections, internet sites, etc. will be added as the database expands.
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Integrates hundreds of thousands of biographies drawn from over 135 well-known Thomson Gale print sources including Contemporary Authors and over 300 full-text periodicals.
Note: Biography Reference Bank will no longer be availalble as of January 2014. As an alternative, please consider using Biography in Context or one of the many other Biography resources provided by Temple Libraries.
Biography Reference Bank is an in-depth full-text biographical resource, providing comprehensive coverage of people in the news and a full range of history-makers. It covers over 236,000 individuals, plus more than 36,000 images. The content of the database comes from a wide variety of Wilson resources, featuring biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches (Wilson's Speeches of the American Presidents), or obituaries. The entire range of journal content that is indexed at Wilson is examined daily for content appropriate for inclusion in this database.
Over 6,000 educational films available for immediate online viewing
Films on Demand is a library of thousands of streaming videos across all disciplines from Films Media Group. All Temple users can search and view films or specific segments of films. If you establish a user account from within Films on Demand you can also create playlists from the various films/segments for your own use or for sharing with other Temple users. 1
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When selecting artists for inclusion in this publication, consideration is given to works in public collections, commissioned works, and exhibitions of an international, national, and wide regional scope in noncommercial galleries and museums. Inclusion of entrants other than artists is based on position and experience in the art world.