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Biographical information on more than a million notable historical and contemporary individuals. Facts, summaries, articles, and pictures.
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Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
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Fact Sheet  PDF document
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Video Tutorial  Video tutorial by BPL on YouTube (length 8:58)
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Millions of full-text magazine articles on business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature, art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, etc. Images. Updated daily. Find articles by topic, relevance, or keyword. Features allow narrowing subjects with more specific subdivisions, limiting results by date or to a specific publication, broadening search to expanded subdivisions, or selecting only articles having full text.
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Requires a JCLC card.
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Fact Sheet  PDF document
FAQ  HTML document
Navigation Guide  PDF document
Sample Searches  HTML document
Video Tutorial - Basic Search  Video tutorial by BPL on YouTube (length 3:11)
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This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,700 general reference publications with information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE also includes full text reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of over 200,000 photos and maps.
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Video Tutorial  Video tutorial by BPL on YouTube (length 3:50)
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