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OUP Biographies Renewal 2020-2021

Response Deadline: 
June 25, 2020

Subscription Term


July 1, 2020


June 30, 2021

Renewal pricing is now available for the OUP Biographies. These databases are made available to BC ELN partner libraries through a national site licence negotiated on behalf of Consortia Canada by the Ontario Council of University Libraries. Flat pricing was negotiated for this renewal.

For any NEW subscriptions, the library can receive immediate access to the product. New subscribers should contact the BC ELN Office as soon as possible to arrange for access.



Oxford University Press Biographies consist of two licensed resources: American National Biography and Dictionary of National Biography.

American National Biography

Featuring thousands of illustrations, and tens of thousands of hyperlinked cross-references and links to other (select) websites, the American National Biography is a powerful research tool for all levels of study.

Published in 24 volumes in 1999 and then online in 2000, the ANB won instant acclaim as the new authority in American biographies. Winner of the American Library Association's Dartmouth Medal as the best reference work of the year, the ANB now serves readers in thousands of school, public, and academic libraries around the world.

Key features of the ANB include:

  • A responsive design enabling seamless access across different formats
  • Searching using a query builder, helping you get straight to the content you need
  • Social media integration, so you can share content across channels
  • Searching across multimedia, including images and podcasts where available, making it easier to find different types of content

Dictionary of National Biography

Explore the lives of 60,000 people worldwide in this illustrated online collection of academic biographies. This authoritative resource covers individuals who have shaped all aspects of British history, from the Romans to the present day, written by specialist authors and edited by academics at Oxford University. The online edition offers versatile, comprehensive search options across this regularly updated resource, including access to themed articles, reference lists, special features, learning resources, free biography podcasts, and thousands of internal and external links to related articles and other resources, such as Who Was Who and the National Portrait Gallery.

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Last update: May 2, 2020


Response Instructions

To RENEW, no response is required from current subscribers as listed below. To CANCEL or to CHANGE OPTIONS, libraries should contact BC ELN by the response deadline.

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Additional Information

Use statistics can be obtained by using your institution login on the admin module for OUP. Statistics have been provided by OUP for May 2019-April 2020; contact BC ELN for access.