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H.W. Wilson Unveils New Features for Biography Databases Interface

Posted May 14, 2010
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H.W. Wilson has added new features to the interface for its biography databases. Users of Wilson's Biography Reference Bank, Current Biography Illustrated, Junior Authors, and World Authors databases are now offered a richer, more engaging search experience, with the recent addition of special spotlight profiles, new images, and a colorful new interface design, according to the announcement.

Links to editor-selected "Featured Biography," "Born on This Date," "Topic of the Month," and "Recently Added" entries join the coverage, profiles, and searching features.

The links appear on both the advanced search and basic search screen, and are accompanied by images of the subjects. The features vary, depending on the database selected.

Other enhancements have been added to the master records of biography subjects. Links to pertinent additional information-Most Recent Articles, Reviews and Criticism, Books About, Books By, and others-now display more prominently near the top of the biographies. Thumbnails of all images available on the subject are now also laid out across the top. They expand into full-size images as you mouse over them.

For more on these and other WilsonWeb database enhancements, visit

Source: H.W. Wilson,

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