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This presentation gives a brief description of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. It tells you what the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is how it can help you how to look for information in it The presentation will take about 5 minutes
This is the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography home page. The Oxford DNB provides over 58,500 biographies of anyone who was anyone in British history, from the Romans to the 21st century. From film stars to physicists, landed gentry to local heroes, and murderers to millionaires, all human life is here.
Search for a person by typing their name into the Quick Search box at the top right, or in the centre of the homepage. Notice that you can now extend the search to other Oxford University Press online resources by using the Oxford Index underbar.
This is the search results page. You can reorder your results to what is most helpful for you and also narrow down your search results with some filters. Results will automatically find you people as a default, however you can also see what themes they may be included in.
Once you have found the entry you are interested in, you can print and it, or you can easily copy and paste the citation for your work.
Also check the left hand column to see if there are any other resources available on your subject of interest. If there are any themed content around your subject interest it will appear in the left hand column.
Some things you might want to do on the Oxford DNB is see who is connected to your hometown. Just click on Search in the upper tool bar and then People in the orange bar. You can now type in your town e.g. Sheffield and click on search. Sheffield
There are 420 people with a connection to Sheffield in the Oxford DNB!
You can also listen to some of the biographies. Click on the name of the current episode to see the full list of available podcasts. You can follow the Oxford DNB on twitter.
Look in the Open Shelves area for feature maps, galleries, themed articles, reference lists, and reference groups
Practice Now you have had a brief introduction, why not explore for yourself? Have a go at finding the answers to these questions. What was Jack Crawford famous for? How many people from your local town are featured in the DNB? How many people with your surname are featured? How much money did George Harrison leave in his will?
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