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Library Home Page
The home page of the John E. Robbins Library
BU Library Catalogue
Search the library catalog for books, journals, and online links
BU Journal List
The list of journals that Brandon University students and faculty have access to
BU Database List
The list of databases that Brandon University students and faculty have access to.
Online General Biography Sources
Looking for life stories? There's no shortage of biographical reference sites you can access from here:
Dictionary of world biography: Volume 1
Containing 250 entries, each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains examines the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. Much more than a 'Who's Who', each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned.
Artemis Literary Sources (Contemporary Authors)
Gale Literature Resource Center (including Contemporary Authors)
Literature Resource Center offers up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Its materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills.
An integrated research experience, Gale Literature brings together Gale Literature Resource Center and Gale eBooks in a new digital environment that allows researchers, faculty and students to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways. (Formerly called Gale Literacy Sources or Artemis Literary Sources.)