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Biography (Gale in Context)

Biography is built on a foundation of more than 650,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study. This resource is great for school projects, research assignments and homework as well as for those with a love of reading biographies.

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Good to Know


  • Covers the most searched and studied people.
  • Offers authoritative reference content along with videos, audio selections, images, primary sources, and magazine and journal articles.
  • Continuously updated to ensure you have access to the very latest information.
  • Contains educator resources including a quick link to share content to Google Classroom.
  • Provides citation information including APA, MLA, Chicago and Harvard.
  • Email, download or print your results.



Getting Started


To get started, you will need to have the following:

You can use this product on your computer or you can download the app.



Download the App


Download the Access My Library app on iOS 13.0 or later or Android 6.0 or up.

You will need to allow the app to use your location in order to Find Your Library.

Click on Resources and you will see Biography listed there along with other databases, ebooks and resources from Gale.



Using the Database


Once you have logged on, you can search for a person, browse a list of people, look up a specific area of study such as scientists.  The search results page divides the information from the source such as featured content, biographies, website, magazines, news and other multimedia.

From each article, you can download, print or email the information.  At the bottom of the article, you will find the citation information where you can select which style you would like to use.



Need Help?


For more help, please visit the Help section available at the bottom of any page in the database.



Privacy and Terms of Use


Gale is a commercial service whose policies concerning privacy and user information differ from that of the London Public Library. For more information, please read Gale’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.