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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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Encyclopædia Britannica Online includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia and the Britannica Book of the Year. Through this service, you can find more than 118,000 articles, updated and revised by Encyclopædia Britannica editors and contributors; over 14,000 illustrations, including photographs, drawings, maps, and flags; and more than 215,000 entries--including definitions, pronunciation guides, and word histories.
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Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of more than 120,000 literary figures from all time periods in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, etc. Full-text, excerpted, and commissioned essays. Explanations and overviews of prominent literary works. Links to about 5,000 Web sites on major authors and their works. Timeline placing literature within historical context. 2,300 author portraits. Search by author, title, genre, literary movement or theme.
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